Panic has set in and the National Guard is being called into Colorado as we speak. Sunday, the Peter Forsberg saga took a turn for the worst as the Swede missed yesterday's game with a groin injury. He is listed as day-to-day and may miss up to a week. To make things worse, Forsberg is still goalless since his return, but did manage two points in Saturday's game.
With the news of Forsberg's injury and continued goal scoring drought, Paul Stastny's hunger strike has taken a turn for the worst. CNN reports that he is heading towards the Denver Millennium Bridge. We'll keep an eye on the situation.
In other parts of the Avalanche lockerroom, which looks more like a war zone, injuries are starting to mount. Adam Foote also missed Sunday's game with injury, joining Ryan Smyth and Marek Svatos on the injured list. On Sunday, Jordan Leopold and Ruslan Salei left the game with injuries. With so many injuries in such a short period of time, the Avalanche find themselves clinging to 7th place in the Western Conference standings, only 2 points clear of the 8th and 9th place Canucks and Predators. There is clearly only one option left for a team that is crumbling and decimated by injuries...