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Nathan MacKinnon | Winger

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (19) / 9/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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The reason why Nathan MacKinnon has not been placed on the injured reserve in fantasy leagues is because he is still listed on the Avs' active roster.
Colorado already has six players listed on the injured reserve, so fantasy owners in dynasty leagues will have to persevere with the young star on their rosters until the Avalanche have space to put him on the reserve. MacKinnon is expected to be out until at least mid-April (the remainder of the season) with a broken foot. Mar 19 - 11:48 PM

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Nathan MacKinnon is expected to miss the next six-to-eight weeks with a fractured foot.

There's only five weeks left in the regular season, so it seems safe to drop MacKinnon in standard fantasy leagues. With 14 goals and 38 points in 64 contests, it's fair to say that MacKinnon's sophomore season didn't go as planned, but he's certainly not the first player to take a step back in his second season. We'll be looking for him to bounce back in 2015-16.
Mar 6 - 11:43 AM

Nathan MacKinnon was back on the top line during Tuesday's practice.

He rejoined Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog after he was demoted to the third and fourth lines on Sunday. MacKinnon was also benched last Friday versus Dallas. We'll see if he got the message when Colorado plays Pittsburgh Wednesday night.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 4 - 12:34 PM

Nathan MacKinnon appears to have broken his nose in Saturday's loss to Minnesota.

The injury occurred after he was laid out by Wild forward Sean Bergenheim. MacKinnon didn't miss much time in the game. He put on a full cage shield on his helmet and was right back out there in no time. The sophomore forward is having a down year and he has found himself in Patrick Roy's doghouse of late. MacKinnon skated on the third and fourth line during the game.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 1 - 10:55 AM

Nathan MacKinnon will be dropped to fourth line on Saturday night against the Minnesota Wild.

MacKinnon played just 1:48 in the third period on Friday night, and didn't participate in the shootout either. He'll line up to the right of Paul Carey and Marc-Andre Cliche. MacKinnon has just 13 goals and 37 points through 61 games this season.
Feb 28 - 7:04 PM

Nathan MacKinnon was benched for much of the third period in Friday night's 5-4 shootout win over Dallas.

He played only 1:48 in the third frame and did not participate in the shootout after getting no shots on goal in the first two periods. Colorado coach Patrick Roy indicated that MacKinnon would play on the team's third line Saturday night against Minnesota. Tough love!
Source: Denver Post
Feb 28 - 12:23 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored his 13th goal of the season Tuesday, but the Avalanche were soundly beaten by Nashville by score of 5-2.

It was simply a matter of time for MacKinnon, who went 13 goals without a marker before registering four over his past two games. John Mitchell also scored for Colorado in the loss.
Feb 24 - 11:32 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored three goals in Sunday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.

MacKinnon scored one goal in the first period and two goals in the second period to register his first career NHL hat trick. The 19-year-old is having a tough sophomore year. He hadn't scored a goal in 13 games coming into this one so fantasy owners will welcome the offensive outburst. MacKinnon now has 12 goals and 36 points in 60 games this season. He had 63 points in 82 games last season.
Feb 22 - 9:55 PM

Nathan MacKinnon had a team-high five shots on goal in the Avalanche’s 1-0 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

In a game in which the Avalanche were playing mostly in their own zone, MacKinnon was a bright spot, as he was one of three players to be on the ice for more shot attempts for than against. MacKinnon played 18:17. He has nine goals and 29 points this year.
Feb 7 - 11:02 PM

Nathan MacKinnon had his first career fight against Jonathan Ericsson during the opening shift of Thursday's 3-0 to the Red Wings.

The 6'0" 195 lbs. MacKinnon gave up quite a bit size to the 6'4" 220 lbs. Ericsson, and did his best to hold his own in the fight while eating a few knuckle-sandwiches. MacKinnon would finish with two shots and blocks with a hit during his 19:14 of ice time. And hopefully the thrill of a lifetime as the sophomore continues to slump with just nine goals and 29 points in 53 games this season.
Feb 6 - 1:35 AM

Nathan MacKinnon collected two assists in Colorado's 3-0 win over Nashville on Friday night.

Max Talbot and Gabriel Landeskog were the beneficiaries of MacKinnon's offensive prowess as they scored off his efforts to bookend the game. Talbot simply cleaned up MacKinnon's rebound to make it 1-0 late in the first period, and Landeskog supported MacKinnon's attack to put home the empty-net dagger. The talented sophomore now has 20 assists and 29 points through 50 games this season.
Jan 31 - 12:40 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored and assisted in the Avalanche’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Lightning on Saturday night.

The Avalanche were seven seconds away from leaving without a point until MacKinnon scored in the third period. He has nine goals and 27 points this season, certainly a bit under expectations. He makes for a good buy-low player in fantasy leagues. Ryan O’Reilly got the other goal.
Jan 17 - 10:33 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over Dallas.

After going 16 games without a goal earlier this season, MacKinnon has three goals in his last eight games. The 19-year-old has had a difficult sophomore season. After scoring 24 goals and 63 points one year ago, MacKinnon is on pace to 16 goals and 49 points this season. He still has tremendous upside, which makes him a very interesting buy-low candidate in dynasty leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 11 - 11:50 AM

Nathan MacKinnon notched a goal and an assist for the Avalanche in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Chicago.

Last year's rookie sensation appears to have taken a step back this season, but many of his struggles can simply be attributed to poor puck luck, which should revert towards the mean over the year's second half. Maxime Talbot also scored for Colorado in the victory.
Jan 6 - 11:59 PM

Nathan MacKinnon will play with John Mitchell and Max Talbot on Friday.

He occupy the right wing spot on the line. MacKinnon has one goal in his last 19 games. Matt Duchene, who is mired in a goal slump of his own, will play with Gabriel Landeskog and Daniel Briere. Ryan O'Reilly will play between Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 1 - 6:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Matt Duchene
3John Mitchell
4Daniel Briere
5Freddie Hamilton
6Joey Hishon
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Jordan Caron
4Cody McLeod
5Jamie McGinn
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Dennis Everberg
4Jesse Winchester
5Patrick Bordeleau
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra