SAD NEWS: Avalanche prominent player underwent shoulder surgery…

General manager Chris MacFarland said on Thursday that Colorado Avalanche forward Artturi Lehkonen would undergo a shoulder procedure the following week.

Avalanche F Artturi Lehkonen to have shoulder surgery | Yardbarker

Lehkonen managed just one goal in the team’s six-game Western Conference semifinal loss to the Dallas Stars, following five goals in five games during a first-round series victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

After scoring 34 points (16 goals, 18 assists) in 45 regular season games, Lehkonen, 28, managed to collect 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 11 postseason games.

The native of Finland has played in 521 games for the Montreal Canadiens and Avalanche, accumulating 243 points (117 goals, 126 assists). He was selected by the Canadiens in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft, and in 2022 he won the Stanley Cup with Colorado.

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