Head injury forces Adam Foote to leave

Updated: October 21, 2010, 10:30 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Defenseman Adam Foote has left the Colorado Avalanche's game against the San Jose Sharks with a head injury suffered during the first period.

The Avalanche say Foote will not return.

The 39-year-old team captain played nearly seven minutes in the opening period Thursday night.

Foote entered the game needing one point to become the top-scoring defenseman in franchise history. He's currently tied with Sandis Ozolinsh with 253 points.

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