Matt Calvert injury update: Colorado Avalanche forward out indefinitely

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Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar told reporters Monday that Matt Calvert will be out indefinitely after he was hit in the head with a puck during Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks.

According to the team, Calvert is going through concussion protocol but has not yet been diagnosed with a concussion since Elias Pettersson's shot struck him in the helmet.

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The blow left the 29-year-old forward sprawled on the ice and unable to stand in Colorado's defensive zone Saturday with just minutes to play, but on-ice officials did not blow the whistle so he could be attended to by medical staff because the Canucks still had possession of the puck. Vancouver scored 13 seconds after Calvert was struck by the puck, which prompted several players to complain about player safety after the game.

Calvert joins forwards Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog and goaltender Philipp Grubauer on the team's injury list, which now sits at six players. Through 20 games this season, Calvert has registered four goals and 12 points, tied for sixth on the Avs in scoring.

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