Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog will be sidelined about 12 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Coach Jared Bednar said after morning skate Wednesday that Landeskog had the procedure performed in Minneapolis the day before. Landeskog missed the opening three games of this season with what the team described as a lower-body injury.

"Started bugging him when he started training and getting back on the ice," said Bednar, whose team hosts the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. "So they had it looked at, images taken. Decided on surgery."