The Avalanche are not expecting to have Marek Svatos in the line-up tonight, as they take on the Ducks at home. Svatos suffered a head injury and has been listed as out day-to-day. The actual nature of the injury has not yet been disclosed, but if it is at all related to a concussion, then he will then have to sit out for at least the remainder of the week, if not more.
Any long-term injury at this point in the season will be very hurtful to Benson and his run for the money in the Draft. Svatos, a member of Benson's Draft team, has been a reasonable contributor to his cause, scoring 14 goals and adding 19 assists in 65 games. With the race tightening up again, man-games lost are really hurtful to a pool team.
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