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Nathan MacKinnon | Center | #29

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (1) / COL
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Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) will return to the Avalanche lineup on Sunday.
MacKinnon has missed the last eight games because of a shoulder injury, but he took part in Saturday's full practice with his teammates. The Avs forward was a legitimate MVP candidate before suffering the injury, so he'll be a welcomed addition to the lineup. MacKinnon has 24 goals and 61 points in 49 games this season. All fantasy owners must insert him back into their lineup starting tomorrow. Feb 17 - 4:29 PM

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Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) is back at practice on Saturday.

He's also wearing a regular jersey, which would indicate that he's closing in on a return. MacKinnon has missed each of Colorado's last eight games. The Avalanche have him listed as "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Edmonton Oilers. He has 24 goals and 61 points in 49 games this season. Whenever he returns, he'll be a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Feb 17 - 3:24 PM

Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Edmonton.

"We'll know more on Saturday but he's not making the trip to Winnipeg," coach Jared Bednar said referring to Friday's contest. "Can't wait to get him back. We need him. He's getting close." MacKinnon participated in Thursday's optional practice with regular-colored jersey.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 16 - 11:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) won't be able to return on Friday.

MacKinnon did participate in Thursday's optional practice though and he hasn't been ruled out yet for Sunday's game. At the very least, he seems pretty close to returning at this point.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 15 - 6:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

MacKinnon hasn't played since Jan. 30, so he can be activated whenever he's ready. The decision to move him to the IR likely stems from the fact that Matt Nieto is day-to-day, which led to the Avalanche wanting to summon Rocco Grimaldi from the minors. MacKinnon being on the IR freed up a roster spot for that move.
Feb 14 - 3:22 PM

Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) skated at Tuesday's practice.

MacKinnon took part in the session with a non-contact jersey. It looks like he is making good progress in his recovery from what is believed to a shoulder injury.
Feb 13 - 2:05 PM

Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) skated before practice on Monday.

MacKinnon has missed the last two games with what is believed to be a shoulder injury. He is slated to miss two-to-four week.s "There's no change on MacKinnon at this point," coach Jared Bednar said. "We've given the timetable and if anything changes on that we'll let you know. But that’s just him wanting to get on the ice and skating — still use his legs even though he’s got the upper-body injury."
Source: Denver Post
Feb 5 - 2:49 PM

Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) is expected to miss the next two-to-four weeks.

The timing of this injury couldn't be much worse. MacKinnon has been amazing this season with 24 goals and 61 points in 49 games and has been especially great lately as he recently enjoyed a nine-game point streak from Dec. 29 through Jan. 20. Meanwhile, Colorado has been trying to claw into the playoffs and currently holds a 27-18-4 record. Alexander Kerfoot will center the top line for now.
Feb 1 - 2:25 PM

Nathan MacKinnon's upper-body injury does not appear as though it will be a long-term issue.

MacKinnon won't play Thursday night, but he 's still being evaluated to determine a timeline for his return. "We hope it's not a real long injury. It doesn't look too serious. We don't know if he'll miss one game, two games or three, ... we'll know a little more in the next couple of days," said coach Jared Bednar. "He's been such a big part of our team all year. He creates a big hole in our lineup that someone has to fill and we'll miss him for sure because he helps us in so many different ways."
Source: Denver Post
Feb 1 - 11:04 AM

Nathan MacKinnon (upper body) won't be available to play Thursday against Edmonton.

"He's out with an upper body injury ... He will not play for us tomorrow ... Hopefully it's not that serious," coach Jared Bednar told Vic Lombardi of Altitude TV. The Colorado bench boss added that MacKinnon is considered to be day-to-day. He was injured in Tuesday's game versus Vancouver.
Jan 31 - 11:19 AM

Nathan MacKinnon suffered an upper-body injury on Tuesday night.

MacKinnon was forced to leave the contest with 6:04 remaining in the second period after he was involved in a collision Vancouver defensemen Alexander Edler. He didn't return and an update on his status will probably come after he is re-evaluated on Wednesday.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 31 - 10:03 AM

Nathan MacKinnon had one goal and one assist for Team Central in a 5-2 loss to Team Pacific in the first game of the 2018 NHL All-Star tournament.

Team captain P.K. Subban had the other marker for the Central in the defeat, while Blake Wheeler earned an assist. Pekka Rinne stopped all four shots he faced in the contest and Connor Hellebuyck allowed three goals on eight shots. The Pacific has advanced to the championship game and the Central has been eliminated.
Jan 28 - 4:46 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

MacKinnon let go of a wrist shot from the point that Carey Price never saw. Unfortunately, his nine-game point streak came to end on Monday versus Toronto. Colorado's superstar is now up to 24 goals and 60 points in 47 games this season.
Jan 23 - 10:04 PM

Nathan MacKinnon has earned the NHL's first star of the week.

MacKinnon accounted for four goals and two assists in three contests during the period ending Jan. 21. He added two game-winning goals to his league-leading total of seven. MacKinnon has amassed 23 goals and 59 points in 45 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 22 - 6:35 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal and picked up an assist in a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers.

MacKinnon scored a beautiful goal, going from left to right before firing a perfect shot in behind Henrik Lundqvist to put the Avalanche up 2-0 in the second period. His two points bring his tally to 59 points in 45 games, with 19 of them coming in his last nine games. The 22-year-old forward is two points shy of Nikita Kucherov for the NHL lead. Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen also scored in the win.
Jan 20 - 6:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nathan MacKinnon
2Alexander Kerfoot
3J.T. Compher
4Carl Soderberg
5Tyson Jost
6Dominic Toninato
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Sven Andrighetto
3Matt Nieto
4Gabriel Bourque
5Vladislav Kamenev
RW1Mikko Rantanen
2Nail Yakupov
3Blake Comeau
4Colin Wilson
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Samuel Girard
4Mark Barberio
5Patrik Nemeth
6Nikita Zadorov
7Anton Lindholm
8Duncan Siemens
9Sergei Boikov
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Jonathan Bernier
3Andrew Hammond