For the second time this week, a member of the Colorado Avalanche underwent surgery.
It is unclear if any of the players will play again in the playoffs or not.
After news emerged on Monday that midfielder Nazim Kadri has undergone surgery on his broken thumb, Aves coach Jared Bednar announced after Thursday’s training that striker Andrew Cogliano has also had surgery.
Jared Bednar said Cogliano underwent surgery similar to Cadere.
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Bednar added that he hopes Kadri and Cogliano will return at “at some point” during the Stanley Cup Final, which will obviously be massive. My destiny was “back to the gym” today according to Bednar, and Cogliano is supposed to follow suit for the next couple of days.
In terms of setting things up with goalkeepers initially, Bednar said it would be a “difficult decision” on whether or not to start Pavel Francos or Darcy Quimper in the first game of the Stanley Cup Final. Francos started the last three games of the Western Conference Finals, going 3-0 after replacing Quimper. The Avs goalkeeper left the first game against the Oilers with an eye injury/concussion, but dressed for Game 4 as a reserve. It’s “100 percent,” Kuemper said after training on Thursday.
The Avs await the winner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers for the Stanley Cup. This series is currently tied for 2-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, with Game 5 later tonight.