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Rantanen is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

Head coach Jared Bednar said he doesn't feel like it will be a "4-to-6 week" injury and expects him back sooner than that. The Avalanche have officially placed the "week-to-week" tag on him, so expect him to miss at least a couple of weeks. He will be re-evaluated after that and then you can expect another update from Colorado.

Source: Marc Moser 10/23/19, 2:32 pm EST

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Rantanen left Monday’s game with a lower-body injury and will not return.

Rantanen suffered a pretty ugly looking lower-body injury in the first period of Monday’s game in St. Louis. Rantanen suffered a non-contact injury, twisting his knee while skating out of the offensive zone. Non-contact injuries are usually bad news but the Avalanche likely won’t release any further information until Rantanen is evaluated.

Source: @Avalanche 10/21/19, 10:16 pm EST

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Rantanen will play in Thursday’s season opener.

Rantanen missed training camp because of a contract holdout but was back on the ice with the Avalanche on Monday. After his first practice session, head coach Jared Bednar said that his star right-winger will play Thursday. Rantanen is scheduled to skate on the top-line with Nathan Mackinnon and Gabriel Landeskog and should have no issues topping 80 points for the third consecutive season.

Source: AJ Haefele 10/1/19, 10:43 am EST

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The Avalanche have re-signed Mikko Rantanen to a six-year, $55.5 million contract ($9.25M AAV).

Rantanen and the Avalanche came down to the wire but finally came to terms on a six-year deal. The soon-to-be 23-year old has posted back-to-back 80-plus point seasons, including 31 goals and 56 assists last year. He is expected to re-join the Avalanche and should be available for their season opener on Thursday.

Source: Colorado Avalanche 09/29/19, 9:30 am EST

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Rantanen (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Rantanen’s status for tonight’s game was iffy on Monday and remains in question as he’s officially listed as a game-time decision. The Avalanche are already without Nathan MacKinnon, so losing two-thirds of their top-line would be a tough pill to swallow. Monitor Rantanen’s status when the Avalanche hit the ice for warmups at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Source: Adrian Dater 02/6/18, 2:46 pm EST

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Rantanen (ankle) is expected to be sent to San Antonio (AHL).

Rantanen battled an ankle injury throughout the preseason and is expected to go back to the AHL, as basically a conditioning stint, before he will likely return to the Avalanche when he’s back up to speed. The 19-year-old had 60 points (24G / 36A) in 52 games with San Antonio last season.

Source: Terry Frei 10/14/16, 11:00 am EST

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Rantanen (ankle) returned to practice on Saturday.

Rantanen returned in a no-contact jersey, but it was his first practice session since he suffered an ankle injury in a rookie showcase back on September 17th. Rantanen is expected to have a secured spot with the Avalanche this season and is targeting a return for their season opener next Saturday.

Source: Terry Frei 10/9/16, 7:17 am EST

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