Artturi Lehkonen [600x400]
Artturi Lehkonen [600x400] (Credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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Colorado Avalanche forward Artturi Lehkonen will have a shoulder procedure in the next week, general manager Chris MacFarland confirmed Thursday.

After scoring goals in all five games in a first-round series win against the Winnipeg Jets, Lehkonen managed only one goal in the six-game loss to the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference semifinals.

Lehkonen, 28, recorded 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 11 playoff games after tallying 34 points (16 goals, 18 assists) in 45 games during the regular season.

The Finland native has collected 243 points (117 goals, 126 assists) in 521 games with the Montreal Canadiens and Avalanche. The Canadiens drafted him in the second round in 2013 and he won the Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2022.