Colorado's Blake Hurts Knee
Mar. 21, 2001
DENVER (AP) _ Rob Blake sprained his right knee Tuesday night, and Colorado's All-Star defenseman might be sidelined for a few weeks.
Blake, acquired by the Avalanche from the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 21, collided with San Jose's Bill Lindsay at mid-ice early in the second period of Colorado's 4-1 victory over San Jose.
Blake limped to the bench and immediately went to the locker room.
``I think we're going to be a few weeks without Rob,'' coach Bob Hartley said. ``The injury is quite similar to what Ray (Bourque) had last year in the playoffs.''
Blake was to be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
Avalanche goalie Patrick Roy left the game with tendinitis in his knee early in the final period. Roy's injury wasn't believed serious, but he also didn't return.
``We feel that Patrick's injury is minor,'' Hartley said. ``I don't know which knee. It's going to be a couple of days. He told me this morning he felt it a little bit. He couldn't move around the net.''