Mikko Rantanen expected to return to Colorado Avalanche lineup tonight

Ailish ForfarNHL Editor
Mikko Rantanen is expected to return to the Avalanche lineup this evening. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
Mikko Rantanen is expected to return to the Avalanche lineup this evening. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Colorado fans, rejoice! Mikko Rantanen, who missed the last 16 games with a lower-body injury, is expected to return to the Avalanche lineup this evening against the Blackhawks.

Rantanen tweaked his leg in a strange way back on October 21 against the St. Louis Blues when the blade of his skate got caught in the ice.

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At the time of his injury, the young Finnish star was tied for the Avalanche lead in points (12), goals (5) and game-winners (2) in nine games played. Since then, Colorado went 8-7-1 and currently sit third in the Central Division.

The Avalanche enter tonight’s game riding two straight wins, and a run of 7-3-0 in their last 10 games.

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