Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Physical in return

Rantanen (upper body) had four hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Flames in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.

Rantanen skated 21:36 in the contest, 45 seconds higher than his season average. He should be good to go for the Avalanche's playoff run, although that could be short-lived if they can't solve Flames goalie Mike Smith. Rantanen had 87 points in 74 games in the regular season, so Avs fans would certainly prefer he's in the lineup.

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