NHL notebook: Avs lose defenseman Barrie for 4 to 6 weeks
Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is expected to miss four to six weeks after suffering a knee injury on a hit by the Wild's Matt Cooke early in the second period of Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round series Monday night.
Barrie and Cooke made knee-to-knee contact near the blue line in Colorado's defensive zone. Barrie skated slowly to the Avalanche bench and headed to the dressing room.
Cooke was assessed a two-minute minor for kneeing on the play.
Robidas breaks leg again
Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas wound up in a hospital with a broken leg Monday night, just as he did the last time he played in Dallas when he was still with the Stars.
Robidas had to be helped off the ice after his right leg bent awkwardly when a sliding Ryan Garbutt of Dallas undercut him early in the second period of the Ducks' 3-0 loss in Game 3.
The play happened in front of Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen, who was a teammate Nov. 29 when he last broke his leg.
“I saw him go down, and when I saw who it was, I felt bad,” Lehtonen said of the latest injury, which the team said was just above the previous fracture.
Lady Byng finalists revealed
Rangers forward Martin St. Louis, Sharks forward Patrick Marleau and Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly are finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy.
St. Louis was selected a finalist for the eighth time in 10 years. He won it last year and in 2011 and '10 while playing for the Lightning.
The Lady Byng honors a person in the league who plays at a high level with good sportsmanship.
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