Sport Avs D Samuel Girard out for Game 3 with upper-body injury

03:05  17 april  2018
03:05  17 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

Avalanche head back to playoffs after 5-2 win over Blues

  Avalanche head back to playoffs after 5-2 win over Blues Nathan MacKinnon scored his first goal in 10 games, Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots and the Colorado Avalanche earned the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Defensemen Samuel Girard and Tyson Barrie scored, while captain Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Nieto added empty-netters for the Avalanche, who won the West's second wild card and head to the postseason for the first time since 2013-14. They will face top-seeded Nashville in the opening round a season after recording a league-low 48 points.

Samuel Girard 2018 player profile, game log, season stats, career stats, recent news If you play fantasy sports, get breaking More importantly to the Avs , they have a play-in game for the playoffs on Saturday against the St. Louis Blues. Lindholm missed five games due to an upper - body injury .

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Colorado Avalanche left wing Blake Comeau (14) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. In the foreground iis Samuel Girard (49). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) © The Associated Press Colorado Avalanche left wing Blake Comeau (14) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. In the foreground iis Samuel Girard (49). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche will be without defenseman Samuel Girard for Game 3 against Nashville due to an upper-body injury.

The 19-year-old Girard made his Stanley Cup playoff debut during Game 1 in Nashville, only to sit out the second contest with the injury. The Avalanche trail the first-round series 2-0 heading into Monday night's game at the Pepsi Center.

Girard was acquired from Nashville in early November as part of a three-team trade that sent Matt Duchene to Ottawa. Girard had three goals and 17 assists for Colorado in the regular season.

Coach Jared Bednar said Girard is a "big loss for us. We have to move on. The other guys are going to have to pick up the slack."

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Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin will not play in Game 1 of the Penguins' second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against Washington, Mike Sullivan said after the team's practice Wednesday.Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin will not play in Game 1 of the Penguins' second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against Washington, Mike Sullivan said after the team's practice Wednesday.

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