Jan Hejda D COL 5 Months

Jan Hejda played in Colorado's opening round series against Minnesota with two broken fingers and a pin in his thumb.

He didn't have a point and posted a minus-6 rating in seven contests, as the Avalanche were bounced from the postseason in the first round. Hejda has one year remaining on his current contract.

Jan Hejda D COL 5 Months

Jan Hejda, who had such a great first half of the 2013-14 season, is not a sure bet to return to Denver for the 2014-15 campaign.

He slumped badly in the second half and the Avs have a number of young defensemen who are chomping at the bit to make the team next season, including Stefan Elliott, Duncan Siemens and Chris Bigras.

Jan Hejda D COL 5 Months

Jan Hejda (upper body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Hejda is day-to-day and questionable for Game 1 on Thursday. Hejda had six goals and 17 points in 78 games in 2013-14. He was also second on the team with an average of 22:19 minutes per contest.

Jan Hejda D COL 5 Months

Jan Hejda (upper body) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice.

Hejda had 17 points in 78 games during the regular season. He is day-to-day, according to Avalanche coach Patrick Roy.

Jan Hejda D COL 5 Months

Jan Hejda suffered an upper-body injury in Sunday's regular season finale.

He was hurt in the second period and didn't return after logging 14:47 of ice time. Coach Patrick Roy wasn't sure about the defenseman's status following the contest, so his availability for Game 1 of the playoffs against Minnesota should be considered questionable at this time.

Jan Hejda D COL 9 Months

Jan Hejda will be back in the Colorado lineup against Minnesota Saturday night.

He has missed the last week or so with a sprained knee. Hejda has arguably been the Avs' best defenseman this season. Feel free to start him Saturday if you need a d-man.

Jan Hejda D COL 9 Months

Although he was wearing a non-contact jersey, Jan Hejda (knee) joined his teammates for Wednesday's practice.

Hejda felt better than he had anticipated. The hope is that he'll be able to return on Saturday.

Jan Hejda D COL 9 Months

Depending on how he feels, there's a chance that Jan Hejda could return from his knee injury by this weekend.

He might be able to resume skating this week, which could lead to an early return from an injury that looked much worse when it happened. Hejda has missed two games after he was hurt last Thursday against Edmonton.

Jan Hejda D COL 9 Months

Jan Hejda has been diagnosed with a sprained knee.

He is projected to require 10-14 days of rehab. Hejda has nine points, 69 hits, 48 blocks and a plus-17 rating in 26 games. He will be missed by Colorado.

Jan Hejda D COL 10 Months

Jan Hejda suffered a right knee injury in Thursday's loss to Edmonton.

Coach Patrick Roy said Hejda is going back to Denver to see the team doctor, so he won't be available for Friday's contest at Calgary. He was injured in the first period when he crashed into the boards