Donskoi had a goal and an assist with two shots Wednesday in a 4-0 round-robin win over the Stars. Donskoi tucked home a rebound on the doorstep late in the first period to stretch Colorado's lead to 2-0. He later chipped in with an assist of Andre Burakovsky's power-play tally to close out the scoring in the third period. The 28-year-old povides plenty of playoff experience in his first year with the Avalanche, having suited up for 50 postseason games over the previous four years with San Jose.
Donskoi (head) returned to the ice as part of the Avalanche's Phase 2 activities Monday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Donskoi was struggling to produce prior to the league going on hiatus, managing just one goal and one helper in his last 11 outings. Perhaps more concerning for fantasy owners is the fact that the winger registered just 14 shots on goal over that stretch. Once the 24-team playoff kicks off, the Finn could find himself relegated to a bottom-six role if Mikko Rantanen (upper body) is given the all-clear as well.
Donskoi was helped off the ice late in the third period in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers after taking a hit to the head from Brendan Lemieux, the Associated Press reports. With the NHL suspending its season Thursday, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar hasn't been available to provide much of an update on Donskoi's health situation. Considering Donskoi previously missed five games with a concussion in January, he could be placed in the NHL's protocol for head injuries again. Fortunately for Donskoi, the league's indefinite suspension may provide enough time for him to move past a potential concussion without having to miss any games.
Donskoi scored a goal in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sharks. Donskoi's tally stood as the game-winning goal, his third such score of the year. He's up to 33 points, 107 shots and a plus-3 rating in 63 outings, but he also snapped a five-game point drought. Inconsistency has plagued Donskoi since the start of January -- he has just five points in his last 23 contests.
Donskoi netted a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Islanders. Donskoi's first-period tally was his 15th of the season, a new personal best. The Finn snapped a seven-game point drought with the goal. He's at 31 points, 97 shots and a plus-2 rating through 54 games, but he's only registered three points in 14 outings since the start of January. The 27-year-old will need to up his production to maintain his role on the second line.
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