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Hejduk suffered from shoulder injury, concussion


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he Colorado Avalanche gave the San Jose Sharks a good scare, but in the end lacked the offensive balance needed to keep up with one of the more balanced teams in the NHL. While it seemed for a while the Avalanche might have had the talent to perhaps upset the Sharks, it was two crucial injuries that might have made all the difference.

It turns out that the concussion that many thought that Milan Hejduk was suffering from wasn’t the injury that was keeping him out of the series. After colliding with Paul Statsny in Game 3, Hejduk says he suffered from a shoulder injury that was much more severe. Per Adrian Dater of the Denver Post:

“I’ll have to go through some treatment with the shoulder,” Hejduk said. “Hopefully, it’s going to heal and be fine. But it was frustrating not to be out there.”

Peter Mueller, acquired via trade to in fact be an offensive difference maker in the playoffs, missed the entire series after suffering from a concussion off a hit by Rob Blake. Mueller says it was just a normal hockey play, but it’s a tough pill to swallow for Avs fans who saw their team completely outmatched after the Hejduk injury.