MacKinnon exits Avs’ loss with lower-body injury

Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon exited Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center due to a lower-body injury.

MacKinnon had one shot in 11:37 of ice time before leaving in the second period. The team said he was doubtful to return and he was not on the ice to start the third period.

MacKinnon has 35 goals and 58 assists this season, good for a tie for fourth in the league in points entering Monday.