Unfortunately, if this leans more towards six weeks than four, this means that the Avalanche will be down a man for the remainder of the season. The only good news out of this would be that should everything go according to plan and no further complications arise, the six foot tall, 193 pound right wing would be ready to hit the ice again just in time for the Avalanche’s playoff run.
Those of you who were watching on Monday night at the Avalanche took on the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center in Denver already know exactly what went down. At just over 3 minutes into the first period, Parenteau collides with Jets defenseman Mark Stuart, and as Parenteau falls to the ice, you can see as his right leg is caught behind him and he hits the ice in a very awkward position.
This is certainly not good news for the Avalanche as they are poised to earn themselves a spot in the post season. In the 53 games Parenteau has suited up for this season with the Avalanche, he has scored 14 goals and 19 assists for a total of 33 points to accompany his plus-5 rating.
While no one man makes up a team, it certainly doesn’t help when a strong scorer goes down. We certainly wish a speedy recovery to P.A. Parenteau and hope he makes it back in time to join his team through their potential adventures through the NHL’s post season.