News: Johnson was knocked out of Tuesday's game, but coach Patrick Roy said Johnson seemed fine after the game, the Denver Post's Mike Chambers reports.
Impact: The injury apparently looked pretty bad, and Chambers suggested that there would probably be tests to see if Johnson sustained a concussion. It may be something that he plays through, but it's worth monitoring his status going forward.
News: Landeskog found twine twice in Tuesday's come-from-behind 4-3 OT win over the Coyotes.
Impact: The tallies broke an 11-game goalless slump for the Swedish captain, who has easily been one of the biggest high-profile fantasy letdowns this season. Thankfully, Landeskog appears to have shifted gears lately with six points, 15 shots and a plus-5 rating over the last four games. Not surprisingly, the Avs are 3-1 during that span, so things are looking up in Denver. We don't want to jump the gun, but it seems like Landy owners can finally exhale.
News: Varlamov (groin) didn't travel with the Avalanche to Arizona for Tuesday's game against the Coyotes, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: As a result, Varlamov will be a scratch for the third straight game, with Reto Berra filling in as the team's No. 1 goalie for the time being. It's not known how far along Varlamov is in his recovery just yet, but the Avalanche suggested last week that the injury isn't particularly serious.
News: Mitchell (leg) will not play Tuesday against the Coyotes, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Mitchell didn't even make the trip to Arizona for the game, as he continues to recover from the injury he's believed to have sustained last Thursday against the Capitals. Since it doesn't sound like he's resumed skating yet, it appears doubtful that Mitchell will be able to play in Wednesday's home date with the Blackhawks.
News: Tanguay (fractured jaw), who was expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Coyotes, will instead miss his second consecutive game, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: After it was indicated a day earlier that Tanguay wouldn't have to miss further time due to the jaw injury, coach Patrick Roy said the forward was still experiencing blurred vision and pain on the side of his head following Tuesday's morning skate. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like the setback is significant for Tanguay at the moment, so with an extra day off, the possibility exists that he could be ready to go when the Avs return home for a game Wednesday versus the Blackhawks.