Avalanche’s Nikita Zadorov out indefinitely with facial injury


Colorado Avalanche defenceman Nikita Zadorov, front, and San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc pursue the puck during Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Colorado Avalanche defenceman Nikita Zadorov is out indefinitely after suffering a facial injury against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Zadorov played just over seven minutes and had eight shifts before leaving the game.

He has a goal and two assists in 15 games this season — his fifth with the Avalanche.

In other Colorado injury news, forward Nathan MacKinnon is expected to play on Saturday night after also getting hurt against the Predators.

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