News:Gabriel Landeskog notched the assist on Colorado's lone goal against the Wild on Saturday.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog was limited to 36 games due to injury this season, but his nine goals, 17 points, and particularly his minus-4 rating are all mild disappointments. However, he is still only 20, and his ceiling remains quite high.
News:Gabriel Landeskog finished Friday's loss to Edmonton a minus-1 with seven shots on goal.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog has been one of the season's most disappointing players, as he has 15 points in 32 games after missing some time due to injury early in the year. He's going to be available at a discounted price next season, but he's still putting more than three pucks on net per game.
News:Gabriel Landeskog scored his ninth goal of the season in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog scored five goals during one six-game stretch in March, but otherwise he's been rather disappointing from a fantasy standpoint. Saturday's goal was his second in the past three games, so fantasy owners can hold out some hope that another hot streak is coming to close out the season.
News:Gabriel Landeskog broke his seven game point streak with a short-handed goal in the Avalanche's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog notched the game-winner for the Avs as they broke their 14 game road losing streak. They also prevented the Ducks from clinching a playoff berth with the win.
News:Gabriel Landeskog hasn't recorded a point in his last six games, a scoreless streak that dates back to March 27.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog has cooled off significantly after a hot stretch in the middle of March where he tallied a goal in four consecutive games. The last place Avalanche haven't mustered up much offense of late, losing seven of their last eight games.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (torso) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Canucks, according to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog missed Saturday's against the Stars, though his game-time decision status for Sunday suggests that what's ailing him is day-to-day in nature.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (torso) will play Sunday against the Canucks.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog, who was a game-time decision for the contest, is listed in the Avs' starting lineup after evidently getting through warmups okay. Ryan O'Byrne, Aaron Palushaj and David Jones are the team's scratches Sunday.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (torso) will not play Saturday against the Stars, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Despite skating Saturday morning, Gabriel Landeskog will not be in action against Dallas. The exact nature and severity of the injury are unknown, so consider him day-to-day for the time being.
News:Gabriel Landeskog tallied a shorthanded goal in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Stars.
Analysis: The shorthanded goal marked Gabriel Landeskog's second in as many games. He has four consecutive games now in which he was scored, helping the struggling Avs light the lamp. The recent move to the second line alongside Ryan O'Reilly seems to be paying off for the Avs and the young second year forward.
News:Gabriel Landeskog scored a shorthanded goal in Monday's loss to Chicago.
Analysis: Although the Avs have struggled of late, Gabriel Landeskog has been playing well over the last week, as the goal Monday night marked the third consecutive game in which he has found the back of the net.
News:Gabriel Landeskog scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-4 win over the Flames on Thursday.
Analysis: This marks Gabriel Landeskog's first career three-point game, as he somehow managed to collect 52 points as a rookie last season without the benefit of a single three-point effort. Landeskog looks to be 100 percent recovered from the concussion that kept him sidelined for nearly a month.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) played 19 minutes and had two shots on net and an assist in his return to action Saturday. "It's exciting to be back," he told the Associated Press. "I was really rusty with the puck, but my hands, timing and conditioning will come."
Analysis: Get him back in your lineup immediately. He's not only a heart-and-soul player, but also a strong offensive performer.
News:Gabriel Landeskog will return to the lineup Saturday against the Kings, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog has missed 11 games with a concussion he suffered on January 26 against the Sharks. This will be a big boost to the Avalanche to get their young captain back in the lineup.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) hopes to return to the Avalanche lineup soon, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog hasn't played since being hit by the Sharks' Brad Stuart on January 26, but said Wednesday that he feels a lot better, and is close to returning. The Avs captain could participate in a full contact practice Friday, and is slated to travel with the team on their upcoming three-game road trip.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) was at practice Tuesday sporting an orange (non-contact) jersey, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog, who has been out since taking a hit back on January 26, had been skating on his own, but his presence on the ice with his teammates Tuesday marks a major step in his recovery. It's still unclear as to when he'll be ready to play in a game though.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) skated again Sunday, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: According to the Post, Gabriel Landeskog was able to skate hard prior to Sunday's practice. He's now skated three consecutive days, which is a good sign, but expect the Avs to continue to tread lightly with Landeskog's recovery. There's no timetable for his return to action.
Avs' Landeskog (Concussion) Skates Second Day In A Row
News:Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) skated Saturday for the second day in a row, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog went on the ice Friday for the first time since suffering the concussion Jan. 26 and seems poised to ramp up his workouts in the coming days. He'll be closer to a return once he engages in a full practice.
News:Gabriel Landeskog skated Friday for the first time since suffering a likely concussion Jan. 26, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Avs medical personnel observed Gabriel Landeskog as he skated for an unspecified length of time Friday. It's certainly a positive step, but neither Landeskog nor the team would comment on where the 20-year-old stands in his recovery. The Avs are hoping he'll be skating on a continuing basis, but it's uncertain when exactly Landeskog will be on the ice next.
Avs' Landeskog (Concussion) Misses Practice Sunday
News:Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) did not practice Sunday, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: There is some hope among the Avs that Gabriel Landeskog will resume skating soon, but it would be wise of them not to rush the 20-year-old's recovery. While a return to practice next week seems plausible, don't expect Landeskog back until he's completely shaken the cobwebs.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) did not practice Saturday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Although he's believed to be making progress, Gabriel Landeskog has been sidelined since January 19 and there's reason to believe that the Avs will be very careful about bringing him back into the mix.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) did not practice Friday, the Denver Post reports. However, there is optimism among the team that he could resume skating "very soon."
Analysis: No longer is Gabriel Landeskog considered out indefinitely, he's now thought to be day-to-day. Landeskog, last season's rookie of the year, has been out since Jan. 19, and though there's optimism he'll be back on the ice soon, recoveries from concussions can be tricky.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (head/neck) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Ducks, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog remains in a holding pattern. This will be the sixth straight game he's missed after suffering his injury against the Sharks in a weekend matinee a couple of weeks back.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (head/leg) will be out indefinitely, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog was placed on IR Friday, but the stint was backdated, so he'll officially be able to return Monday. However, it sounds like he could be out beyond then.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (head/leg) was placed on IR and will not play Saturday against the Oilers, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog has not played since suffering head and leg injuries in last Saturday's loss against the Sharks. He has missed the last three games but could return as early as Monday. For now he remains day-to-day.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (head/leg) is officially out for Wednesday's game against the Canucks after not participating in the morning skate, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: This was pretty much expected, while there is still no timetable on Gabriel Landeskog's return after taking a hit from Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart on Saturday. The team will evaluate him again Thursday and Friday.
News: There is no timetable for Gabriel Landeskog (head) to return from the hit he took on Saturday, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: It is unclear when Gabriel Landeskog will return, as his symptoms have worsened from Saturday. Landeskog was the NHL rookie of the year last season with 52 points, so the Avs will feel his absence.
Avs' Landeskog Sitting Out Monday With Leg And Arm Injuries
News:Gabriel Landeskog (leg/arm) will sit out Monday's game against the Oilers, the Edmonton Sun reports.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog first acquired the leg injury in Saturday's game against the Sharks, forcing him out of action before he returned in the second period. He's considered day-to-day for now, with his status up in the air for Wednesday's game against the Canucks.
News:Gabriel Landeskog returned for the second period of Saturday's game after leaving with an apparent leg injury in the first period.
Analysis: Great news for Gabriel Landeskog's fantasy owners, as the young Swede was heavily favoring his left leg after taking a monster hit. Apparently the injury is not serious, and he's back on the ice trying to help his time climb out of a 3-0 hole.
Avs' Landeskog Leaves Saturday's Game After Taking Hit
News:Gabriel Landeskog took a crushing hit from San Jose's Brad Stuart in the first period of Saturday's game and had to leave the contest. He appeared to be shaken up from the hit and was also limping.
Analysis: It was a rough stretch for the Avalanche, as they conceded two power-play goals after the big hit led to a fight and a couple of penalties. Gabriel Landeskog was favoring his left leg after the hit, and didn't look to be putting much pressure on it. Taking into consideration the nature of the hit and the way he was limping, a return seems unlikely.
News:Gabriel Landeskog skated with Matt Duchene and Pierre Parenteau on the first day of training camp Sunday, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: In just his sophomore campaign, the 20-year-old Gabriel Landeskog is already facing some lofty expectations this season after winning last year's Calder trophy as top rookie and being named the Avs' new captain during the offseason. Assuming it doesn't take him long to find chemistry with Duchene and Parenteau, he could be in for another excellent season. Don't be afraid to take a chance on him in the early rounds of your fantasy drafts this week.
News:Gabriel Landeskog's stint playing with Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League is over, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog reportedly has had enough of playing in Sweden, and would prefer to wait out the rest of the NHL lockout back in Denver where he now resides. The report also mentions the possibility of Landeskog returning to Kitchener of the OHL to train with his ex-teammates.
News:Gabriel Landeskog was hit in the head by a puck during practice that required stitches, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: More concerning for the Av's is the fact that Gabriel Landeskog also said he was suffering from headaches, which is one of the first symptoms of concussion syndrome, however, Landeskog said that he would be able to play in his team's next match and will presumably be ready to go when the NHL returns.
News:Gabriel Landeskog reported on his Twitter account that he would suit up for Djurgarden of Sweden's Hockey Allsvenskan.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog previously played with Djurgardens in 2009-10. He was awarded the Calder Trophy last season after scoring 22 goals and charting 30 assists. He'll be eligible to return to the Avalanche as soon as a deal to end the lockout is reached.
News:Gabriel Landeskog will not play in the AHL during the NHL lockout, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: Assuming the lockout persists, Gabriel Landeskog plans to stay in the Denver area until at least the middle of October. After that, he says he will consider his options, which could include playing for a team in Europe. One destination for Landeskog could be Djurgardens of the Swedish League, the team he started out with briefly as a pro in 2008.
News:Gabriel Landeskog was named captain of the Avalanche on Tuesday, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis:Gabriel Landeskog, 19, becomes the youngest captain in NHL history, succeeding Milan Hejduk, who voluntarily relinquished his role after less than one season. With this move, the Avs show just how much they value Landeskog, who had an excellent rookie season last year, scoring 52 points in 82 games and winning the Calder trophy as the NHL's top rookie. Expect him to be a franchise cornerstone in Denver for many years to come.
News:Gabriel Landeskog was named the NHL's top rookie Wednesday, reports TSN.ca.
Analysis: He beat out Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and New Jersey's Adam Henrique for the Calder Trophy. He tallied 52 points in 82 games and average nearly 19 minutes per game. He lined up against the opposition's best guys and still managed 22 goals and 30 helpers.
News:Gabriel Landeskog scored on the power play in Saturday's contest against Vancouver. It's his sixth man-advantage tally this season.
Analysis: While Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has received more attention due to his draft status and hot start, Gabriel Landeskog will feature prominently in Calder Cup discussions. He leads all Colorado skaters in several statistical categories, including goals, PPGs (tied with three others), game-winners, shots, and -- remarkably for a rookie -- plus-minus rating.
News:Gabriel Landeskog, who had been questionable for Monday's game against Anaheim due to an illness, was able to play and skated 16:47 while scoring the game-winning goal in overtime.
Analysis: It was his first point in four games but couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Consider it safe to keep the prized rookie in your lineup.
News:Gabriel Landeskog (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against Anaheim, Denver Post writer Mike Chambers reports.
Analysis: It's not clear how ill Gabriel Landeskog might be, but this sounds like something that surfaced relatively recently, in any case. We'll watch for more developments.