BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Bad pregame news here from the Barclay’s Center, where the Avalanche play the New York Islanders.

Defenseman Anton Lindholm, the team said, will be out indefinitely with a broken jaw. Chris Bigras took his place in the lineup against the Islanders and presumably will for the foreseeable future.

Lindholm, who has been playing well of late, took a puck in the jaw from a shot in Saturday’s win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

It’s an even tougher situation for Lindholm because he is a native of Sweden, where the Avs will play back-to-back games next weekend against the Ottawa Senators in an NHL Global series.

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater is a staff writer with BSNDenver. He started his journalism career way, way back in 1988 as a proofreader with the Concord Monitor as a kid out of college (Keene State College), and has wended its way since with a 25-year stop at The Denver Post, 20 of which were spent as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche, from its inception in 1995. Adrian has also worked as a primary hockey writer with Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, The Hockey News, and Bleacher Report. He is the author of seven sports books, including the best-selling “Blood Feud: Colorado Avalanche v. Detroit Red Wings, The Inside Story of Pro Sports’ Nastiest and Best Rivalry of Its Era” and “100 Things Avalanche Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”, which was published in October, 2016.