Paul Stastny C COL 1 Month

Paul Stastny didn't play Wednesday because of back ailment, but he could be available for Friday's contest.

He played on Tuesday before he was held out of Wednesday's contest. His status will be clear after the team's morning skate.

Paul Stastny C COL 1 Month

Paul Stastny earned an assist in his return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

He helped set up Nathan MacKinnon's 23rd goal of the season to open the scoring in Colorado's 6-3 loss to Montreal. Stastny finished with a minus-2 rating and 20:42 of ice time.

Paul Stastny C COL 1 Month

Paul Stastny (back) will return to the Avalanche's lineup on Tuesday.

Stastny was sidelined for four straight contests. He has 20 goals and 27 assists in 58 games.

Paul Stastny C COL 1 Month

Paul Stastny (back) participated in a full practice on Monday.

He could be ready to play on Tuesday, but a determination on his status won't be made until the morning. Stastny has been out since Mar. 8 due to a back injury.

Paul Stastny C COL 1 Month

Paul Stastny is on the trip with the Avalanche, but is doubtful to play Sunday against the Senators.

The center has not played since March 8, when he skated for only 40 seconds. It seems as if he's getting closer, but the Avs will be very careful with such an important piece. Stastny has 20 goals and 27 assists this season.

Paul Stastny C COL 1 Month

It looks as if the Avalanche are going to be very patient with Paul Stastny.

They will not rush him into the lineup as they want his back to fully heal. "We're just not going to push on him. When he's ready, he'll be ready," coach Patrick Roy said. "Right now we are a team that is playing well, and there is no urgency to put him in the lineup if he's not 100 percent. We'll see what happens in the next few days." Stastny could, therefore, miss another game or two. Leave him on reserve until further notice.

Paul Stastny C COL 1 Month

It doesn't sound like Paul Stastny will be available to return on Friday from a back injury.

Coach Patrick Roy said he would be "very surprised" if Stasny was ready to play against Anaheim. He has already missed two games because of the ailment.

Paul Stastny C COL 1 Month

Paul Stastny (back) will miss Wednesday's game against Chicago.

It will be Stastny's second straight contest on the sidelines. He should be regarded as day-to-day beyond that.

Paul Stastny C COL 1 Month

Paul Stastny (back) will not suit up in Colorado's game against Winnipeg on Monday.

He might be ready to return on Wednesday. Nathan MacKinnon will center Jamie McGinn and Gabe Landeskog in his place.

Paul Stastny C COL 2 Months

Paul Stastny suffered a back injury on his first shift against St. Louis Saturday afternoon and he wasn't able to return.

He logged just 40 seconds of ice time and the Avalanche didn't provide an update on his status during the contest. He'll probably be re-evaluated on Sunday.