Nathan MacKinnon is known as a professional ice hockey centre and alternative captain for the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche (NHL).
The Avalanche selected MacKinnon first overall in the 2013 National Hockey League
Nathan suffered an upper body injury during a battle with Wild defenceman Matt Dumba, and returned home to Denver due to a serious injury.
Details about his injury is not revealed by Avs, but it seems his is a hand fracture sustained in a fight with Wild defenseman Matt Dumba on Sunday.
While the organization claims MacKinnon’s injury is an upper-body problem, the Denver Post’s Mike Chambers speculates that he may have injured his hand in the fight.
Early in the third period, Wild defenseman Matt Dumba smacked Mikko Rantanen in the head with a strong hit. To protect his teammate, MacKinnon took off his gloves, while they both hit each other in the head, back, and neck with a succession of heavy strikes.
Nathan MacKinnon’s upper body got injured during a battle with Wild defenceman Matt Dumba.
MacKinnon will be evaluated further in Denver, according to head coach Jared Bednar, who also said that the issue is of “high” concern.
Nathan may have suffered the setback as a result of a fight during Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild, according to Bednar.
As it is believed that MacKinnon hurt his hand or wrist in a fight with Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.
With the playoffs rapidly approaching, many supporters rushed to the internet to urge the star forward to keep his gloves on.
The Avalanche will face the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome tonight, March 30, 2022, without its key player Nathan.
The Avalanche will have to reorganize its lines without MacKinnon. When MacKinnon isn’t available, Bednar hasn’t been afraid to play winger Mikko Rantanen in the center position.
MacKinnon did not participate in the team’s morning skate on Tuesday, while Avs coach Jared Bednar subsequently told reporters that MacKinnon has an upper-body ailment and is returning to Denver to be checked.
MacKinnon was seen holding an ice pack in his hand in the penalty box after a fight with Minnesota’s Matt Dumba in the third period.
Bednar informed the media in Calgary that the injury could have been caused by the fight.
Nathan MacKinnon signed a seven-year, $44,100,000 contract with the Colorado Avalanche, with $44,100,000 guaranteed and a $6,300,000 average annual salary.
The Colorado Avalanche selected him first overall in the first round of the 2013 entry draft. He has signed two contracts totaling $55,425,000, and the contract is worth $6.3 million per year and extends until the 2022-23 season.