Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon has resumed skating in his recovery from a lower-body injury in which he was expected to miss three weeks.
MacKinnon, who suffered his injury Nov. 6 at Columbus, skated in a red non-contact sweater with defenseman Bo Byram and forward Martin Kaut before Colorado’s full practice on Sunday. MacKinnon appeared to skate and shoot at full speed.
After Sunday’s practice, Avs coach Jared Bednar said MacKinnon skated on his own on Saturday and there is a sight chance he will rejoin the lineup this week.
The Avs begin a two-game homestand Monday against the Ottawa Senators, who have had their last three games postponed because of a COVID shutdown. Colorado faces the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, then visits Dallas on Friday before hosting Nashville on Saturday.
Bednar enters the week with 192 wins with the club, one shy of tying Bob Hartley for the record.
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