|Date of Birth||9/1/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 205 lbs|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 1|
MacKinnon won't need to undergo surgery on his injured shoulder, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
MacKinnon temporarily exited Wednesday's Game 7 loss to the Sharks after falling awkwardly into the boards, but he was ultimately able to return to that contest, which all but confirmed his injury likely wasn't overly serious. The 23-year-old superstar had his best season as a pro in 2018-19, setting career highs in goals (41), points (99) and shots on net (365) while appearing in all 82 regular-season contests, and should be one of the first forwards taken off the board during fantasy drafts next season.
MacKinnon returned to the bench after he left Wednesday's game due to a shoulder injury, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
MacKinnon fell awkwardly into the boards early in the first period, but was able to rejoin his team after a quick check-up in the locker room. Expect the superstar to resume his duties on the top line and on the power play.
Mackinnon left Wednesday's series-deciding game due to a shoulder injury and is currently being evaluated in the Avalanche locker room, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
MacKinnon went into the boards awkwardly just two minutes into the game, and hasn't returned since. The Halifax native looked to be in a lot of pain, grabbing his shoulder as he left the ice. Expect the team to give an official word on his status as the game progresses.
MacKinnon scored a goal on a game-high seven shots in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Sharks in Game 4.
The points just keep rolling in for MacKinnon, who has six tallies and seven helpers during an eight-game streak. He's only been held off the scoresheet in Game 1 of the first round against the Flames. As such, MacKinnon has universal fantasy appeal for Saturday's Game 5 as the Avs try to pull ahead in the series.