Colorado Avalanches get their playoffs position but lose Duchene in the process

3/30/14 in   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The Colorado Avalanches managed to get their playoff spot on Saturday but head coach Patrick Roy did not seem to be in such a happy mood. Their goaltender Semyon Varlamov had made 47 saves and the Avalanches had made a 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks and there were still 8 games left in the regular season to be played but it seemed the Roy was thinking on some other matter.
The Avalanches might have got their playoff spot but in doing so they will have to deal with losing one of their major contributor to the scoreboard. Matt Duchene collided with Jamie McGinn and sustained an injured knee and when he got off the ice he was visibly in pain. After that he did not come back on the ice.
It would seem that McGinn might have injured himself a bit severely but Roy did not give anything definite on the matter, saying that nothing would be confirmed until the medical staff had a good look at it and he had undergone an MRI. From his mood it seemed that he was getting ready to hear the worst news and already knew from his experience that as the playoffs come in they will be minus one of the key players that they were relying on.
Roy said that he was optimistic on the whole matter and was hoping they would get him back for the playoffs.
"I'm always a positive person. Obviously, I believe that he's going to be back for the playoffs. This is the way I am. But at the same time, we lost Peter Forsberg after the second round the year we win the Cup (in 2001), and a team is a team,” Roy said. “You have to go out there and play hard and find ways to win games. That's what we're going to continue to do."
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