Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon will be out 6-8 weeks because of a fractured foot, the team announced Friday.

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said MacKinnon hurt his foot blocking a shot Feb. 22 against the Tampa Bay Lightning but X-rays came back negative, according to the Avalanche website. He said MacKinnon hurt the foot again Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and an MRI Thursday revealed the fracture. ... l:topheads