Nathan MacKinnon RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sakic says length of MacKinnon contract 'up in the air'

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche retained the rights of former No. 1 overall pick Nathan MacKinnon by giving him a qualifying offer Monday, and general manager Joe Sakic assured that the Calder Trophy winner "isn't going anywhere." Though a new deal is expected, the potential contract length of a new..." June 28

  • Avalanche qualify 5 including MacKinnon and Barrie

    Today's Slapshot "The Colorado Avalanche have a lot of cap space to work with and currently sit around $2 million below the salary cap floor. That will undoubtedly change as they worth through negotiations with the seven restricted free agents they qualified today. According to the team’s official Twitter account,..." June 28

  • Avs GM Joe Sakic on Tyson Barrie trade rumor, Nathan MacKinnon contract talks

    Denver Post "In an exclusive interview Thursday, Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic swept away rumors that young defenseman Tyson Barrie will be traded and discussed a handful of other issues, including Nathan MacKinnon’s pending contract extension and next week’s NHL draft in Buffalo, N.Y. TSN’s Bob..." June 17

  • Nathan MacKinnon's knee injury revealed as left MCL sprain, worse than expected

    Denver Post "It turns out the knee injury that cost the Avalanche star forward Nathan MacKinnon the last 10 games of the season was worse than he initially thought. MacKinnon revealed Saturday that he suffered a left MCL sprain and couldn't have played even if the Avs made the playoffs. He said he gave..." April 10

  • Avalanche's Duchene, MacKinnon to miss at least next 2 games

    The Score "f the Colorado Avalanche are going to climb back into a playoff spot, they'll have to press on without two of their best players. Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon, both of whom are dealing with knee injuries, have been ruled out of at least the next two games, the team announced Sunday." March 27

  • With MacKinnon hurt, Avalanche recall Rantanen

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche have tapped their contingency scorer. Mikko Rantanen, the Avalanche's 10th-overall draft selection last summer, was recalled by the club Saturday, ostensibly in response to Nathan MacKinnon's questionable injury status. MacKinnon suffered an apparent knee injury late..." March 19

  • MacKinnon (knee) to be re-evaluated

    Pro Hockey Talk "The good news for the Colorado Avalanche? They earned a come-from-behind shootout win over the Calgary Flames, securing two important points in the Western Conference playoff race. The potentially bad news? Nathan MacKinnon (knee) played his last shift with about three minutes left in the third..." March 19

  • Semyon Varlamov, Nathan MacKinnon miss Avalanche practice with illness

    Denver Post "Goalie Semyon Varlamov and center Nathan MacKinnon both were ill and missed the Avalanche's Tuesday practice at Family Sports Center, and Colorado coach Patrick Roy said Calvin Pickard would get the start in net against San Jose at the Pepsi Center Wednesday night. The goalie at the other end..." February 24

  • Chambers: Nathan MacKinnon worth big bucks

    Denver Post "If there was any fear about moving forward with the Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon and his agent likely smiled before exchanging text messages last week after learning of Alexsander Barkov's contract extension with the Florida Panthers. Barkov, who was selected second in the 2013 NHL draft behind..." January 31

  • Avalanche's MacKinnon scoffs at reported trade offers for Lightning's Drouin

    The Score "If anyone knows what Jonathan Drouin is capable of, it's Nathan MacKinnon. The pair of 20-year-old forwards spent two years together as members of the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads, lighting the league on fire during the 2012-13 season leading up to the NHL draft, where MacKinnon was selected..." January 12