The Avalanche clarified Tuesday that Francouz's lower-body injury is a sprained ankle, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

The good news is Francouz isn't dealing with anything related to the hip injury that sidelined him for the entirety of the 2021-22 campaign, but he's still expected to be on the shelf until late October with his ankle injury. Once cleared to play, Francouz will take over as Colorado's No. 2 netminder behind Darcy Kuemper.

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