Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon out for approximately three weeks

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring an empty-net goal against the St. Louis Blues late in the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Monday, May 17, 2021, in Denver. Colorado won 4-1. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon will be out for around three weeks with a lower-body injury.

MacKinnon suffered the injury on Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets and missed practice on Tuesday as a result.

In eight games with the Avalanche this season, MacKinnon has one goal and nine assists.

Colorado (4-5-1) faces the Vancouver Canucks (5-6-2) on Thursday night.

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