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.
Donskoi has one assist and a plus-2 rating in the last 10 games.
It's been a great season for Donskoi, who has already tied a career high in goals (14) and is closing in on the same in points, but he hasn't done much lately. In fact, since Dec. 11, he has just one goal and three points with a minus-4 rating. Donskoi owns just a 2.9 shooting percentage during that stretch, and yet he still has a career-high 15.2 mark over the entire season.
Donskoi (concussion) is in Colorado's projected lineup for Saturday's game against the Flyers, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Donskoi missed five games with a concussion, but all signs point to him playing in Philadelphia. After a hot November -- 14 points in 14 games -- Donskoi has cooled off since the beginning of December and only has seven points over his last 18 contests. The Flyers have been a tough code for Donskoi to crack over his career, with only two assists across eight career matchups.
Donskoi (concussion) won't be in the lineup for Monday's game against Detroit, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Donskoi suited up for Sunday's practice in a full-contact jersey, evidencing that the forward is inching closer to a return. This news confirms that Donskoi will miss his fifth straight game while dealing with the concussion, as the team elected to give him an extra 10 days of rest heading into the All-Star break. In his stead, Vladislav Kamenev will draw into the lineup Monday.
Donskoi (concussion) won't play in Monday's game versus the Red Wings, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Donskoi sported a full-contact sweater during Sunday's practice, but the team isn't going to rush him back to action. Instead, he'll take the bye week and All-Star break to get back to full strength, and he'll likely return to the lineup when the team starts up again Feb. 1 in Philadelphia.
Donskoi (concussion) suited up in a full-contact jersey for Sunday's practice, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Donskoi has missed the past four games while dealing with a concussion, but as evidenced by this news, he could return to the lineup as early as Monday against Detroit. Expect the team to comment on Donskoi's health ahead of the the team's final game before the All-Star break.
Donskoi (concussion) won't be in the lineup against the Blues on Saturday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Donskoi already missed three games due to his concussion and remains in a non-contact jersey. Prior to getting hurt, the winger managed just one goal in his last eight contests despite having recorded 20 shots over that stretch. In Donskoi's stead, Andre Burakovsky and Valeri Nichushkin figure to remain in top-six roles.
Donskoi (concussion) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Sharks, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.
Donskoi will miss his third straight game since taking a hit to the head from Ryan Lindgren last week. He's getting closer, however, as there was a chance Donskoi would be able to practice fully Wednesday, but now he'll aim to be ready for Saturday's divisional clash versus the Blues.
Donskoi (concussion) could be cleared to practice fully Wednesday, Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Post reports.
Donskoi will miss a second straight game Tuesday against the Stars, but he's clearly close to rejoining the lineup. A return Thursday against San Jose seems unlikely, but if he's able to start taking contact during Wednesday's practice, he could be an option for Saturday's matchup with St. Louis.
Donskoi (concussion) skated on his own Monday for the second consecutive day, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Donskoi is progressing through the league's concussion protocol, but it's unlikely he'll be ready for Tuesday's matchup versus the Stars. The 27-year-old's next step will be to practice in a no-contact capacity. For the time being, Valeri Nichushkin is expected to fill in on Nazem Kadri's right side on the second line.
Donskoi is in the concussion protocol after taking a high hit versus the Rangers on Tuesday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Donskoi almost certainly won't be in the lineup versus the Penguins on Friday but could be an option any time after that. With the Finnish winger unavailable, Valeri Nichushkin will get the opportunity to take on a top-six role. Depending on Donskoi's recovery, the club could decide to place him on injured reserve in the coming days.
Donskoi left Tuesday's game versus the Rangers after taking a high hit from Ryan Lindgren, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Donskoi didn't return following the first intermission, so he's likely out for the remainder of the game. Lindgren wasn't issued a penalty for the collision. Donskoi will aim to shake off this injury by Friday's matchup versus the Penguins.
Donskoi scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Blues.
Donskoi scored the Avalanche's seventh goal of the game, which finally convinced Blues coach Craig Berube to pull Jordan Binnington. The tally snapped a 10-game goal drought for Donskoi, who is up to 29 points and 79 shots through 41 games. He's scored 14 tallies in each of the last two seasons, but he should set a new career high in that category barring an ice-cold second half of the campaign.
Donskoi picked up an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks.
Donskoi set up Ryan Graves for the opening goal at 6:01 of the first period. The Finn entered Saturday's contest with no points in his last five appearances. The winger has 28 points and 64 shots on goal in 36 games this season. However, his production has suffered since being dropped back to the second line after Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen returned from injuries earlier in December.
Donskoi (upper body) is expected to play Monday against the Blues.
Donskoi exited Friday's game against the Devils after taking a high hit in the third period, but it wasn't serious enough to keep him out of this Central Division clash. The Finnish winger is one goal away from tying his career high in goals (14), and consistent second-line role puts him in line to achieve the feat at any time.
Donskoi (upper body) took a high hit in Friday's game versus the Devils, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Donskoi was hit by Blake Coleman and appeared to be shaken up but didn't leave the bench. In his post-game interview, coach Jared Bednar said Donskoi should be fine, per Dater. The Avalanche next play Monday in St. Louis, giving the Finnish winger the whole weekend to shake off any lingering effects from the hit.
Donskoi delivered a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Flames.
Donskoi set up Ryan Graves' opening tally in the first period. Donskoi then potted the game-tying goal in the third, which ultimately forced overtime. The Finn has 13 goals and 27 points through 30 games. He's produced four goals and seven helpers in the last seven contests, and it doesn't seem like the 27-year-old is slowing down even with Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog bumping him from the top line.
Donskoi put up two assists in a 4-1 win over the Bruins on Saturday night.
He's been a revelation on the top line in Colorado -- he has seven points in his last four games and 27 in 30 on the season. Donskoi is overlooked in a lot of leagues. He shouldn't be.
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