Landeskog speaks to media, says he feels good, could go on weekend California road trip.
The Avs could use the services of their young captain as they have struggled without him. Monitor his status in the next couple days to see if he will be in the lineup against Los Angeles, Anaheim or San Jose.
Gabe Landeskog back at practice with #Avs. Orange jersey on though
Landeskog hasn't played since January 26th when he was hit hard by Sharks defenceman Brad Stuart and suffered multiple injuries. The Avalanche need him back but aren't going to rush their young captain. It appears as if he is still at least a week away from returning.
At practice today, No. 92 skated on a line with Paul Stastny and David Jones.
Certainly a good sign for those invested in the 2nd overall pick. Landeskog captained the Kitchener Rangers last season, leading them in goals with 36 and finishing third on the team with 66 points in 53 games. He remains a front-runner for the Calder Memorial Trophy in the preseason.
He’s still just 18, but Landeskog has a man’s body, the demeanor to use it to push opponents off the puck, and the elite skills to create offense. He’s set to play on Colorado’s second line – but easily could jump to the first forward unit – and is a lock to be in the Calder mix all season long.
Last season, the three Calder Trophy finalists scored 30 goals -- which would be a great season for the former Kitchener Ranger. In leagues with deeper rosters, the 18-year-old would definitely make a solid addition to your fantasy roster. The 2011 second overall pick also is a must-have in any dynasty league.