Bourque Injured in Avalanche loss

Colorado defenseman Ray Bourque bruised his left foot in the Avalanche's playoff loss to the Detroit Red Wings and was forced to sit out the final period.

The foot is not broken, but Bourque's status for Game 4 on Wednesday is uncertain.

"I don't know yet about Game 4," said the 39-year-old Bourque, a five-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL's top defenseman. "We'll have to wait and see tomorrow. See how it feels and go from there."

The Red Wings beat the Avalanche 3-1 on Monday to draw within 2-1 in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series.

Bourque was injured sometime during the middle period and didn't come out for the third.

"I got hit with the puck," Bourque said. "I finished the period. But as I went on, the pain was too bad so I couldn't go out for the third."

Bourque, who made his NHL debut in 1979, played his entire career with the Boston Bruins until a March 6 trade sent him to the Avalanche in an attempt to get him his first Stanley Cup championship.