Saad (lower body) is slated to be sidelined for at least the first game of the postseason, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
The news also rules Saad out for the final three regular-season contests after having already missed the last eight games. Prior to getting hurt, the Pittsburgh native recorded five goals on 18 shots in his previous 10 outings. Once healthy, Saad should slot into the second or third line.
Saad (lower body) could be ready to return Wednesday or next Thursday versus LA, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Saad has missed the Avalanche's last six games with a lower-body injury, but it sounds like he could get a game or two in before the playoffs get underway. He's picked up 15 goals and 24 points through 44 contests this campaign.
Saad (lower body) will miss 2-4 weeks after suffering an injury Saturday against the Blues, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
If Saad's able to return in exactly two weeks, he could be back in the lineup as soon as May 10 against the Golden Knights. With the postseason right around the corner after that, Saad will hope his absence falls on the shorter end of the expected timeline. The winger has scored 15 goals in 44 games this season, adding nine assists in a middle-six role.
Saad scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Saad tied the game at 1-1 in the final minute of the first period as he cashed in a pass from Tyson Jost. The 28-year-old Saad is up to 15 goals, 24 points, 65 shots on net and 12 PIM through 43 appearances. He's likely to continue in a middle-six role -- he played on the third line Thursday, while Carl Soderberg skated as the second-line left wing.
Saad scored a goal and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues.
Saad struck at 11:17 of the second period to give the Avalanche a 4-1 lead. The Blues pushed back in the third, but Saad's goal was the game-winner. The 28-year-old winger has 14 tallies, 23 points, 63 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating through 42 contests. He played on the third line Wednesday, while Carl Soderberg and Andre Burakovsky flanked Nazem Kadri on the second line.
Saad scored a goal in Monday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.
The goal was Saad's third in his last seven games, but he also had a six-game point drought prior to that. The 28-year-old winger has dropped to the third line in recent outings, due in part to more success from Andre Burakovsky. saad has 13 tallies, 22 points, 62 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating through 41 appearances.
Saad scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-4 win over Minnesota.
Saad won a battle in front and stuffed the puck past Wild netminder Cam Talbot, giving the Avalanche a 3-1 lead late in the second period. Saad has found the back of the net in two of his last three contests after having gone his previous eight games without a goal. The 28-year-old has 12 goals and 21 points in 37 games in his first season in Colorado.
Saad scored a power-play goal on four shots and blocked a pair of shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Blues.
Saad tallied just 3:24 into the game, although the Avalanche's initial lead lasted only 26 seconds. Nathan MacKinnon added the other two goals in the win. The 28-year-old Saad reached the 20-point mark Friday -- he has 11 tallies, nine assists, 54 shots on net and a minus-1 rating through 35 appearances.
Saad had an assist and four shots on net in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Wild.
Saad picked up a secondary helper when he fed Nathan MacKinnon and watched the star center go to work. MacKinnon slipped a beautiful pass to Devon Toews for Colorado's fifth goal of the game. Saad's slow start to the season is far behind him now; he has four goals and five assists over the last nine contests.
Saad scored a power-play goal on two shots and added an assist in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Ducks.
Saad set up Nazem Kadri's first-period tally, then scored on a late third-period power play to complete the Avalanche's run of six unanswered goals. The two-point effort gave Saad 20 points in 27 outings. The winger has added 43 shots on net, a minus-2 rating and three power-play points this season.
Saad notched an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Kings.
Saad has three goals and three helpers in his last six outings. The 28-year-old winger is up to 16 points, 39 shots on net and a minus-3 rating through 25 contests. He's on a similar scoring pace as last year, when he had 33 points in 58 outings with the Blackhawks.
Saad scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Coyotes.
Saad struck at 1:23 of the first period. That didn't lead to an offensive outburst, as the Avalanche were held at bay by Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta until Gabriel Landeskog scored in overtime. The 28-year-old Saad is up to nine goals, 15 points, 35 shots on net and a minus-4 rating in 23 contests.
Saad scored a goal on his only shot and dished out a pair of hits Saturday in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Ducks.
Saad extended Colorado's lead to 4-2 at 6:27 of the third period, tapping in a centering feed while stationed in the blue paint. It was Saad's eighth goal of the season and gave the 28-year-old four points in the last two contests versus Anaheim. Saad has eight goals and six assists through his first 21 games in Colorado after back-to-back 20-goal campaigns in Chicago.
Saad scored a goal and supplied a pair of assists in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
Saad scored the game-tying goal at 17:23 of the second period. He also assisted on both of Valeri Nichushkin's tallies as the Avalanche came back from a two-goal deficit. The 28-year-old Saad has a solid 13 points, 29 shots on net and a minus-4 rating through 20 appearances.
Saad had one shot on net and one blocked shot over 15:01 of ice time in Friday's 3-2 win over Arizona.
Saad returned to the lineup after missing one game due to the birth of his second child. He was back on the second line and skated on the second power-play unit. This was his third consecutive game without a point.
Saad (personal) participated in Friday's skate, suggesting he'll take part in Friday night's game against Arizona.
Saad missed Wednesday's game for the birth of his child, but he evidently was able to comply with all the COVID-19 protocols and won't need to isolate upon his return, so Saad should be back in his usual middle-six role against the Coyotes.
Saad (personal) won't play Wednesday against the Wild so that he can attend the birth of his child.
Saad will likely need to miss only one game and should be back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Coyotes. The veteran winger normally occupies a spot on the second line and No. 2 power-play unit.
Saad scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Saad, who has been filling in on the top line in place of Gabriel Landeskog (COVID-19 protocol), had a hand in Nathan MacKinnon's first period tally before scoring a goal of his own in the second. The two-point effort got Saad to 10 points in 13 appearances this season. The winger also has 19 shots on net, a minus-2 rating and six PIM. He's a fairly safe lock for a top-six role in a powerful Avalanche offense, which gives Saad a stable floor for fantasy purposes. With Landeskog set to return Saturday, Saad is expected to move back to the second line with Nazem Kadri and Andre Burakovsky.
Saad scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.
Saad tallied at 7:09 of the third period to give the Avalanche a 3-2 lead that didn't last. The winger has found his groove over the last four games, during which he's scored four times and added three assists. Saad has eight points, 13 shots and a minus-5 rating in 10 contests overall, but he's trending upward on the scoresheet.
Saad scored a goal on two shots and supplied an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Wild.
Saad's helper came on a Joonas Donskoi power-play goal late in the first period, which stood as the game-winner. Saad added insurance with his tally in the third. The 28-year-old winger appears to have found his place in Colorado -- he's recorded multiple points in each of the last three games. Saad is up to four goals, three helpers, 11 shots on goal and a minus-4 rating through nine contests.
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|04/22||@ STL||W 4-2||1||0||1||+1||13:02|
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|04/12||vs ARI||W 4-2||1||0||1||+1||12:36|
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|04/07||@ MIN||L 3-8||0||0||0||0||15:04|
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