Jamie McGinn LW COL 9 Days

McGinn (back) underwent surgery Wednesday and isn't expected to play again in 2014-15, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. "It went really well," coach Patrick Roy said of McGinn's procedure, "But I would not be surprised if he's out for the season."

There was some uncertainty whether McGinn's back procedure would be a short- or long-term repair, but Roy's words would seem to indicate the latter. The first season of the two-year, $5.9 million deal McGinn inked with the Avs in the offseason appears to be a loss, as the depth player was limited to just 19 games, producing six points and a minus-9 rating.

Jamie McGinn LW COL 12 Days

McGinn will undergo surgery on his injured back Wednesday and could miss the rest of the season, reports The Denver Post.

This comes as a huge blow to the Avs' forward depth even though McGinn hadn't put up very good numbers to start the year. We won't know until after his surgery whether McGinn will miss the duration of the season or return after a shorter (but still lengthy) absence, so keep an eye out for further news.

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McGinn will be evaluated by doctors Sunday to determine if he will require back surgery.

McGinn's injury first classified him as day-to-day, but it has progressed to the point of possible season-ending surgery. The news should come across the board later Sunday, but it's reportedly more likely than not that he will need the surgery.

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McGinn (back) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

McGinn was first considered day-to-day, but now his injury appears to be more serious than initially thought. He will be required to sit until Saturday, meaning he could return before the next game, but the team's recall of three forwards likely indicates that is an unrealistic timetable. His next opportunity to return would be Tuesday against the Coyotes.

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McGinn (back) was a scratch for the Avalanche on Thursday.

McGinn was sidelined from practice the last few days because of the back injury, and now it will cause him to miss Thursday's contest as well. His next opportunity to return will come Saturday against the Hurricanes.

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McGinn is questionable for Thursday's game against the Capitals due to a back injury, The Denver Post reports.

The nature of McGinn's injury is uncertain, but it prevented him from taking part in practice the last two days. Expect the Avalanche to provide an update on McGinn's status sometime Thursday.

Jamie McGinn LW COL 2 Months

McGinn scored the team's lone goal, on the power play, in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Jets on Sunday.

McGinn has been logging time on the team's second power play line, resulting in his second goal in as many games. He recorded career highs in goals and assists last year with 19 of each, and could put up similar numbers this season.

Jamie McGinn LW COL 2 Months

McGinn scored Colorado's first goal of the season in Sunday's win over the Bruins.

It was a nice play from the 26-year-old, who took a pass from a pinching Tyson Barrie before firing a shot past Bruins' goaltender Niklas Svedberg. If McGinn continues to skate on the top line with Jarmoe Iginla and Matt Duchene, there is no reason he can't duplicate the success of the 19-goal season he put up in 2013-14.

Jamie McGinn LW COL 2 Months

McGinn (back) appears set to play in Thursday's regular-season opener against the Wild, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

McGinn was slow to recover from offseason back surgery in training camp, but has been able to practice fully for about the last week to eliminate most of the concern regarding his health. He'll serve as the Avs' third-line left wing Thursday night, joining Daniel Briere and Max Talbot.

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McGinn returned to practice on Wednesday and should be ready for Colorado's season opener next week, Adrian Dater of The Denver Post reports.

McGinn scored career highs in goals, assists, and points last season and only missed three games. When he returns, he could be paired on the second line or third line, depending on where head coach Patrick Roy wants to place him. Look for McGinn to challenge his career high stats of last season and be a solid fantasy depth option in most leagues.