P.A. Parenteau Out Up To Six Weeks


Dec 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA;Colorado Avalanche right wing P.A. Parenteau (15) is helped off the ice by a trainer and defenseman Jan Hejda (8) in the second period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

According to Mike Chambers of The Denver Post, Colorado Avalanche right-winger P.A. Parenteau is out up to six-weeks with a sprained knee. Parenteau would suffer a second-degree MCL knee sprain in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1. This is bad news for the Avalanche as forward Alex Tanguay has only appeared in 13 games due to the knee injury he suffered against Montreal on November 2nd.

Parenteau has played in all of the teams 38 games for the (23-11-4) Colorado Avalanche, with 9 goals and 15 assists for a total of 24 points. The injury occurred when Parenteau collided at mid-ice with Jets Jacob Trouba. Parenteau would not put any weight on his left leg as he was assisted off of the ice by the medical staff. Here is what Patrick Roy had to say about the injury via The Denver Post:

"“Hard for me to explain more than this regarding the injury,” Roy said of Parenteau’s injury. “It’s part of the season. I think we’ve been pretty lucky so far. We haven’t been hit too (hard) by injuries. I think we’ve been more lucky than anything else.”"

Patrick Roy would also say that forward Brad Malone will replace Parenteau in the line-up, but would find himself on the fourth-line with Marc-Andre Cliche and Patrick Bordeleau. Here is what the expected pairings should look like:

Line 1: Gabriel LandeskogPaul StastnyNathan MacKinnon

Line 2: Jamie McGinnMatt DucheneRyan O’Reilly

Line 3: Cody McLeodJohn MitchellMaxime Talbot

Line 4: Patrick Bordeleau – Marc-Andre Cliche – Brad Malone

The Colorado Avalanche have lost four-straight, three of them decided in overtime/shootout. They have earned three points however, sitting in third place of the Central Division Standings with 50 points. Colorado will look to get back in the win column Tuesday night as they continue their seven-game home stand hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets. Puck-Drop is scheduled for 8:00 PM ET, 6:00 PM MT.