Good news for the Colorado Avalanche, forward Mikko Rantanen was back on the ice Monday.
The Finnish 23-year-old has skated in the facilities of his / her training for the first time since the national League allows its athletes to train in small groups, that is from the 8th of June.
Rantanen was injured a few weeks before the forced break of activity of the circuit Bettman in march.
On February 17, against the Tampa Bay Lightning, winger was injured when the rear Erik Cernak was tripping. He left the ice holding his left shoulder. It was initially expected to miss several weeks of activity.
Before his injury, Rantanen had an excellent campaign in terms of statistics. In 42 games he had hit the target 19 times and provided 22 assists for 41 points.
During the playoffs, which should start at the end of the month of July or at the beginning of the month of August, the Avalanche will play a round robin tournament to face the Blues in St. Louis, the Golden Knights Vegas and Dallas Stars. These teams do not have to go through the qualification round, because they occupy the first four positions in the standings in the Western conference.