The Colorado Avalanche will be without defenseman Tyson Barrie for four to six weeks as the blueliner requires surgery on his broken hand. Barrie suffered the injury in Saturday’s 6-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes after blocking a shot.
Barrie has long been considered an elite fantasy defenseman putting between 40-50 points a season. However, few would have expected Barrie to be leading all defensemen in points per game (0.83; 27 points in 34 games) The Avalanche and fantasy hockey owners will be suffering while the 26-year-old is on the sidelines for the next month and a half. You have to feel for a guy who was putting together a career year.