Colorado Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog got here underneath hearth Wednesday for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks heart Kirby Dach.

Landeskog’s hit got here within the third interval as Colorado was main 4-2. Dach tried to get management of the puck within the impartial zone and went down to at least one knee when Landeskog put the hit on him. Landeskog was referred to as for boarding on the play and acquired criticism on Twitter.

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, high, holds Chicago Blackhawks left wing Dominik Kubalik and is known as for a penalty throughout the second interval of an NHL hockey recreation Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Denver.
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado gained the sport, 4-2. Landeskog scored his first objective of the season within the first interval. Three of the staff’s 4 targets have been within the first interval.

The Avalanche have been with out heart Nathan MacKinnon and coach Jared Bednar. Both have been within the COVID-19 protocol and away from the membership. Colorado assistants Ray Bennett and Nolan Pratt led the staff towards the Blackhawks.

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, left, stops a shot off the stick of Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Denver.

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, left, stops a shot off the stick of Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog within the first interval of an NHL hockey recreation Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Denver.
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

OVECHKIN SCORES TWICE, CAPITALS BEAT RANGERS 5-1 IN OPENER

“We’ve been able to stay in contact with Jared, and he’s done some video work. It’s just a question of taking Jared’s responsibilities and splitting them between Nolan and I,” Bennett stated.

MacKinnon and Bednar may return as early as Saturday, basic supervisor Joe Sakic stated.

Colorado goaltender Darcy Kuemper saved 32 photographs in his staff debut.

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) prepares to take a shot on goal in the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks Oct. 13, 2021, at Ball Arena in Denver.

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) prepares to take a shot on objective within the second interval towards the Chicago Blackhawks Oct. 13, 2021, at Ball Arena in Denver.
(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Chicago acquired targets from Dominik Kubalik and Connor Murphy.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.