SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nathan MacKinnon will miss the NHL All-Stars competition on Friday due to an undisclosed injury. Replacing MacKinnon in the Fastest Skater Event: American national player Kendall Coyne.
The 26-year-old Coyne was originally scheduled to attend the event and demonstrate the skills with other female players. But when MacKinnon, a center of Colorado Avalanche, told NHL he could not attend, the organizers decided to ask for one of the fastest women in the US women's team.
Coyne set a time of 1
Coyne will face Cam Atkinson, Mat Barzal, Jack Eichel, Miro Heiskanen, Clayton Keller, McDavid and Elias Pettersson on Saturday.
The all-star game of the night is still unclear. He's in San Jose to attend the ceremony, which means he has to avoid the compulsory one-game suspension to skip the skill event.