Avs winger injured right ankle vs. Preds

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche star left wing Paul Kariya
injured his right ankle late in the third period of Sunday's
regular-season finale, putting in doubt his status for the

Kariya went down with 2:21 remaining. He was tied up with
Nashville Predators right wing Scott Hartnell, twisted his right
leg while falling to the ice and had to be helped to the locker

Kariya did not return as the Avalanche lost 2-1 in overtime.

"We'll know more (Monday)," Colorado coach Tony Granato said.
"Hopefully, it looked worse than it was. That's all we know."

The Avalanche host the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night in the
opening game of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

Kariya, 29, battled a wrist injury in his first season with
Colorado and totaled a career-low 11 goals and 25 assists in 51