Superstar center Nathan MacKinnon left the Avalanche game against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday following a hit at center ice. MacKinnon absorbed a hit from Boston’s Taylor Hall but brunt of the damage came from his own stick which went up into his face.

MacKinnon was down and bloodied on the ice as the officials reviewed the call and deemed it a two-minute minor for interference. The initial call was a five-minute major.

Aarif Deen
 is our Colorado Avalanche beat reporter. He covers Avs games live from Ball Arena and attends practices, media availabilities and other events pertaining to the Avs on the daily beat. He is also a co-host of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast. Deen joined Mile High Sports upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Before Mile High Sports, Deen worked for the Michigan Wolverines Athletics Department as the assistant sports information director.

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