NHL: Avalanche star out for weeks
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene, who injured his left knee.
Duchene damaged the medial collateral ligament when he ran into a teammate on the opening shift against San Jose over the weekend. He is expected to miss about four weeks.
• BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan will oversee the team’s rebuilding plans beyond this season after signing a three-year contract extension.
The team lifted Nolan’s “interim” tag.