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Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen is in concussion protocol, will miss game against Stars

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Apr 07, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-07 14:34:18-04

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen remains in concussion protocol and will miss their game against the Central Division-leading Dallas Stars.

It’s the first game Rantanen has missed since the 2021-22 season.

The 27-year-old Finnish forward has 40 goals and 62 assists this season.

His absence is a blow for the Avalanche, who trail the Stars by three points with five games remaining.

Rantanen left Friday’s loss in Edmonton after taking a hit from Oilers defenseman Mattias Ekholm along the boards.

Colorado coach Jared Bednar said Rantanen skated on his own Sunday.

He’s listed as day to day.

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