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Avalanche Coach Jared Bednar Shares Devastating Update on Rantanen


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Elliot Ben Jacob
April 7, 2024  (10:28)
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Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen.
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Injury Update from the Avalanche's Locker Room

Following a challenging match where the Oilers won over the Avalanche with a score of 6-2, Jared Bednar, the head coach of the Avalanche, disclosed vital information about Mikko Rantanen's condition.
The event unfolded during the second period, at the 16:08 mark, which led to Rantanen's temporary exit from the game for health reasons.
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The event happened when Oilers' defenseman, Matthias Ekholm, delivered a huge hit on Rantanen. As a result, Rantanen was forced to leave the ice and did not return for the rest of the game, sparking debate over concussion protocols. The play, which led to a penalty against Ekholm, was debated for its legality.
It appears that no additional measures will be pursued against him. This incident has introduced a new layer of intensity to the rivalry between the Oilers and Avalanche, especially with the potential of a conference clash on the horizon.
Rantanen's absence could significantly impact the Avalanche's offence. Over 77 games, Rantanen has been an important player, showcasing an impressive record of 40 goals, 62 assists, and a total of 102 points, with a +20 rating.

Oilers' Strategy and Potential Challenges

The Oilers, on their part, are making strategic shifts to their lineup, aiming for consistency across all fronts as the playoffs approach. Their focus is not just on the current games but also on potential playoff games, with the Vegas Golden Knights being a likely opponent.
In the meantime, the Oilers are preparing for an intense match with the Calgary Flames, reigniting the Battle of Alberta. Fans are excited for the match, scheduled for 10:00 PM Eastern Time, promising another thrilling chapter in the rivalry.
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