Already in the first third of the duel with the Oilers, which Colorado lost 3: 6, the French were hit in the face by a puck dotted by Connor McDavid. The 31-year-old goalkeeper immediately headed for the cabin, from where he never returned.
“He felt good after the game. But he found the puck right in the eye area. Now everything seems fine, but we’ll see what tomorrow brings,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said with arrests in his voice .
Shortly before the end of the NHL core, it is a major nuisance for one of the biggest favorites in the Western Conference. The Frenchman has held the season in 17 matches since the start, in which he recorded 15 victories. The success rate of the interventions is 91.8 percent and the average goal is 2.52.
Colorado currently lacks two members at its best attack: Captain Gabriel Landeskog and Finn Mikko Rantanen. If a Frenchman joined the Marodka, it would not be good for the Denver team before the playoffs.
“It was a terrible blow, I’m not going to lie. It was terribly uncomfortable because I went into it all spring and summer with the vision of returning to hockey. I was really looking forward with full determination. But I was very focused on those hips and I had no idea at all that I would injure my ankle, “said the Frenchman in an interview with Sport.cz after returning to the poles.
Perhaps the incident in Edmonton will turn into nothing more than an unpleasant coward.