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Avalanche D Makar (lower body) out vs. Kings

Colorado Avalanche Cale Makar - The Canadian Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar will not play against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night.

Makar missed the final 2:57 of the third period and overtime in a 4-3 shootout loss at the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday because of a lower body injury.

Makar leads the NHL with 27 assists, and his 34 points is tied with Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes for most by a defenseman.

Avalanche coach Jared Bednar did not know if Makar would miss more than one game.

“That’s all I know for now,” Bednar said.

With Makar unavailable, rookie defenseman Sam Malinski will come into the lineup for his second career game.