Posted: Oct 27, 2009 12:42 PM by Associated Press
The Colorado Avalanche have placed Darcy Tucker on the injured list three days after he suffered a concussion on a check from Carolina's Tuomo Ruutu.
The team announced the move yesterday, and recalled forward Chris Durno from the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL to fill Tucker's roster spot. Ruutu rode Tucker into the boards in the second period Friday night. The Avalanche forward's face hit the glass and he fell to the ice unconscious.
Team doctors and trainers placed a neck brace on Tucker, who lay motionless for several minutes, and strapped him to a backboard. He was taken off the ice and to a hospital, and was released on Saturday. The NHL suspended Ruutu three games for a boarding infraction.