Blake Out With Fractured Leg

The Colorado Avalanche will be without All-Star defenseman Rob Blake for an indefinite time period. It was announced that Blake has suffered a hairline fracture in his left leg.

No specific incident contributed to the injury. Blake claims that it just happend over a stretch of time. He also noticed that recently he has been hit with sticks and pucks in the legs and this helped cause the injury.

These injuries can vary in severity. Blake may miss from 1-2 weeks, to 2-3 months. Blake added, “it’s not very serious and I shouldn’t miss too much time”.

This may force Pierre Lacroix to do something drastic and acquire a top-notch defenseman to help replace Blake. Someone like Sergei Gonchar might fit in great.

Blake is considered by many to be the top runner for this year’s Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman. These honors should be eliminated now, unless Blake misses 2 weeks or less.