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Avs forward Ryan Smyth out indefinitely, Svatos out for the year

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche received bad news on multiple fronts Monday.

Avs forward Ryan Smyth will be out indefinitely with a concussion while teammate Marek Svatos will have season-ending surgery on a torn ACL, the team announced Monday.

Smyth lost consciousness and suffered a minor shoulder separation after being elbowed into the glass by Kings defenceman Jack Johnson. His head was knocked into the padded partition near the Avalanche bench.

Until Smyth is symptom-free, he won't be able to exercise or return to the ice, the Avs said.

Svatos, meanwhile, injured his knee when he fell awkwardly into the boards in the offensive zone.


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