FantasySP / NHL / Nathan Mackinnon FantasySP / NHL / Nathan Mackinnon Copyright 2018 5145223 <![CDATA[With Nathan MacKinnon in the lineup, Avalanche once again looks like a playoff team]]> Nathan MacKinnon has four points, including a goal, and multiple shots off the post or crossbar. The 22-year-old has undoubtedly re-proven that he is the Avs’ most valuable player — and a player they must have in the lineup to make a legitimate playoff push.

MacKinnon’s linemates have been equally as impressive in the last two games, although statistics don’t support that from Sunday’s 4-2 loss against the visiting Edmonton Oilers. In Tuesday’s 5-4 overtime win at Vancouver, MacKinnon and wingers Gabe Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen — The MGM Line — combined for three power-play goals, nine power-play points and 12 shots. They were great at even-strength and even better on the power play]]> 5145223 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:15:01 EDT All Things Avs
<![CDATA[The Colorado Avalanche scored an incredible five goals on the]]> [...]]]> 5144739 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 9:00:08 EDT <![CDATA[Crushes Canucks with four points on power play]]> MacKinnon scored the overtime winner and had three assists -- all on the power play -- Tuesday against Vancouver.

MacKinnon was held off the scoresheet in his return from a shoulder injury Sunday against the Oilers, but he exploded with the man advantage against the Canucks. The 22-year-old hasn't missed a beat and is now sitting on 25 goals and 65 points in 51 games. The first-line center has scored a whopping eight game-winning goals and is a prime reason the Avalanche are in playoff contention. Now that he's back to full health, MacKinnon is an automatic roll every game.

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<![CDATA[Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal in overtime Tuesday]]> Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal in overtime Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks and he added three assists. The All-Star MacKinnon totaled a game-high six goals with a blocked shot, a minor penalty and a hit across 23:37 of ice time. [...]]]> 5144666 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 2:10:06 EDT <![CDATA[Avalanche rallies from three-goals down, beats Vancouver in OT on Nathan MacKinnon’s goal]]>
All-star center Nathan MacKinnon, in his second game back from a eight-game injury absence, scored Colorado’s fifth power-play goal of the game in overtime for a 5-4 come-from-behind victory against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. MacKinnon finished with a four-point game, adding three assists.

The Avs, who trailed 4-1 in a seven-goal second period, forced OT with Tyson Barrie’s power-play goal with 3:01 remaining — the only goal of the third period. Barrie had a hand in every power-play goal for a career-high five points (four assists)]]> 5144658 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 1:45:01 EDT All Things Avs
<![CDATA[Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) will return to the Avalanche lineup]]> Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) will return to the Avalanche lineup on Sunday. MacKinnon has missed the last eight games because of a shoulder injury, but he took part in Saturday's full practice with his teammates. [...]]]> 5142607 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:35:28 EDT <![CDATA[Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) is back at practice on Saturday.]]> Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) is back at practice on Saturday. He's also wearing a regular jersey, which would indicate that he's closing in on a return. [...]]]> 5142574 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:30:28 EDT <![CDATA[Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's]]> Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Edmonton. "We'll know more on Saturday but he's not making the trip to Winnipeg," coach Jared Bednar said referring to Friday's contest. [...]]]> 5141908 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:09 EDT <![CDATA[Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) won't be able to return on Friday.]]> Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) won't be able to return on Friday. MacKinnon did participate in Thursday's optional practice though and he hasn't been ruled out yet for Sunday's game. [...]]]> 5141541 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:09 EDT <![CDATA[Sitting out Friday, questionable for Sunday]]> MacKinnon (shoulder) will not travel with the team for Friday's game against the Jets, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Coach Jared Bednar indicated after practice that MacKinnon is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Oilers, but that bridge will likely be crossed once the team returns from Winnipeg. A.J. Greer seems the likely candidate to draw into the lineup again, while Alex Kerfoot should continue to center the top line.

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<![CDATA[Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) has been moved to the injured]]> Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list. MacKinnon hasn't played since Jan. 30, so he can be activated whenever he's ready. [...]]]> 5140688 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:30:12 EDT <![CDATA[Injured Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon is back on the ice, but he won’t play vs. Montreal]]> Nathan MacKinnon practiced Tuesday as if he was close to playing. Donning a red non-contact jersey, the team's leading scorer was the first one on the ice in a pre-practice skate and was the last player to leave the ice after practice.]]> 5139984 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:30:01 EDT Denver Post <![CDATA[Wearing non-contact sweater]]> MacKinnon (shoulder) took part in Tuesday's practice session sporting a non-contact jersey, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

MacKinnon is nearing the early end of his initial 2-4 week timeline and appears to be on track after joining his teammates on the ice. Wednesday's clash with Montreal might be a bit too soon, but don't be surprised to see him available for versus the Jets on Friday or -- at the latest -- Sunday against the Oilers.

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<![CDATA[Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) skated at Tuesday's practice.]]> Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) skated at Tuesday's practice. MacKinnon took part in the session with a non-contact jersey. It looks like he is making good progress in his recovery from what is believed to a shoulder injury. [...]]]> 5139936 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:10:08 EDT <![CDATA[Avalanche foe Sabres play without star center Jack Eichel]]> Nathan MacKinnon went out with a shoulder injury.

The Buffalo Sabres are about to learn what that’s like, too.

The Sabres announced before Sunday’s game against the Avs that star center Jack Eichel would be out indefinitely with a high-ankle sprain suffered during Saturday night’s 4-2 win against the Bruins, dealing a major blow to the league’s worst offense]]> 5138982 Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:35:01 EDT All Things Avs