Avs’ Tanguay has facial fracture

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy
announced Friday that forward Alex Tanguay has a facial fracture and won’t
play in Saturday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tanguay, who leads the team with seven goals, suffered the injury in
Thursday’s loss to Washington. There is no prognosis on how much time he will

The Avalanche also placed forwards Dennis Everberg and Jamie McGinn and
defenseman Brad Stuart on injured reserve.

Everberg, a 22-year-old rookie from Sweden, is out indefinitely after
suffering a separated shoulder on a third-period hit by the Capitals’ Tom

McGinn missed Thursday’s game with a back injury, while Stuart hasn’t played
since Nov. 4 because of a hamstring injury.

The Avalanche recalled forwards Andrew Agozzino, Ben Street and Tomas Vincour
from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League to fill the roster spots.