Anton Lindholm out indefinitely with broken jaw

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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