The Colorado Avalanche has announced devastating news to its fans. The team has confirmed through its official Twitter account that its star goaltender Semyon Varlamov will be out for the remainder of the season because of a lower-body injury.
We do not have more information about the nature of the injury, and how serious it is:
The former Vezina trophy finalist compiled 24 wins, 16 losses and 6 overtime losses this season, a goals-against average of 2.68 and a save percentage of .920.
But sadly for Avs' fans, this isn't all. We could also read in this tweet that 30-year-old defenseman Erik Johnson will be out of the lineup for the next six weeks, as he suffered a fractured patella. He suited up in 62 games this season, in which he recorded nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points. He also recorded 58 penalty minutes, and a +/- differential of +3.
Let's just say this is pretty bad news for the Avalanche, who's tied with the St. Louis Blues in points for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference. However, they have played one more game. This means Nathan MacKinnon and the team's other star players will have to step their game up if they want to make it to the playoffs.
It seems to be the story of the year for the Boston Bruins: they are dropping like flies. Fortunately for Boston, they had forward Jake DeBrusk back in the lineup Saturday against the Florida Panthers, and he managed to score a goal already in his comeback game.
However, another Bruins forward had a much tougher time during the contest. And to be perfectly honest, Bruins fans cannot even blame the Panthers for this one. Riley Nash was at the wrong place, at the wrong time. His teammates Torey Krug snapped a long shot for the blue line, in hopes of creating a play closer to Panthers netminder James Reimer, but it ended way worse...
Nash caught the snap shot on the side of his head, and went down afterwards. He remained on the ice for quite a bit and needed a lot of help getting off the ice and down the runway to the room from trainer Don DelNegro.
A very scary moment you can see in the video here below:
Nash was seen leaving the ice, holding on to his right ear. The snap shot came in very close to his temple...
Let's hope he is okay...
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