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Report: Avalanche’s McGinn to have back surgery next week

Colorado Avalanche  v Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 18: Jamie McGinn #11 of the Colorado Avalanche waits for a face-off during the NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Bell Centre on October 18, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Avalanche 3-2. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

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The Colorado Avalanche has been facing the possibility Jamie McGinn’s season might be over due to a back injury, and it appears the club and head coach Patrick Roy will get official word on that next week.

From Mike Chambers of The Denver Post:

Roy told me on the side after his presser that forward Jamie McGinn will have back surgery Wednesday, and at that time the team will learn whether McGinn is done for the season. There’s a chance he could return.

McGinn, 26, hasn’t played since Nov. 15. Signed to a contract extension in June, McGinn has four goals and six points in 19 games this season.

On Friday, the depleted Avalanche, playing the final half of a back-to-back situation on the road, were crushed by the Winnipeg Jets.

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