The official word from the Colorado Avalanche on a timetable for Tyson Barrie’s broken hand injury? Well, there is none yet. With the NHL on official holiday break, from all hockey activities until Wednesday, the Avs are keeping mum on just how long the valuable offensive defenseman will be out.

But BSN Denver consulted a person with longtime NHL medical-room experience and got this prognosis, based on a description of Barrie’s injury:

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.