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Avs defencman Adam Foote leaves game after first period head injury

DENVER – Defenceman Adam Foote has left Colorado’s game against the San Jose Sharks with a head injury suffered during the first period.

The Avalanche say Foote will not return.

The 39-year-old team captain played nearly seven minutes in the opening period Thursday night.

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Foote entered the game needing one point to become the top-scoring defenceman in franchise history. He’s currently tied with Sandis Ozolinsh with 253 points.