The Colorado Avalanche travels without Andre Burakovsky, who was injured in the Stanley Cup Final Game 3.

The Colorado Avalanche travels without Andre Burakovsky, who was injured in the Stanley Cup Final Game 3.

DENVER — Colorado‘s Andre Burakovsky After suffering an injury during the 7-0 Avalanche loss to the Colorado Avalanche, Will not be able to travel with the team on Sunday. Lightning In Game 2 of Saturday's Stanley Cup Final.

Jared Bednar, Coach, said Burakovsky was still being evaluated. He would join the Avalanche at Tampa on Monday. His availability for Game 3 is not known.

After taking a 2-0 lead, Burakovsky quit Saturday's tilt in the second period. Victor Hedman Shot off the hand. This is Burakovsky's second postseason injury. He was also forced to miss the Western Conference final against. Edmonton With a leg injury. Burakovsky claimed last week that he felt almost fully recovered from his leg injury. However, he continued to take regular maintenance days from morning skating and practices.

The Avalanche are already playing with shorthandedness in their top-six as Nazem Kadri After thumb surgery, he is still out. He played in Game 3 last week and has been skating again with a stick since then. Kadri was confirmed by Bednar on Sunday, but is still considered day to day.

Bednar stated that they are optimistic about seeing him some day. “Not sure if Game 3 or Game 4 will be played.” [though].”

Burakovsky's playoffs best hockey has been since he replaced Kadri on Avalanche’s second line. Colorado's overtime winner in Game 1 was scored by Burakovsky. He also made the most out of his limited playing time in Game 2, scoring a crucial assist. Valeri NichushkinHe scored a power play goal for Burakovsky and another one for himself. Burakovsky now holds three goals and eight point in 12 postseason games.

Bednar performed his lines in Game 2 without Burakovsky. Artturi Lehkonen to the second unit Mikko Rantanen J.T. Compher.

Colorado will watch to see if Burakovsky's availability for Monday's Game 3. The Avalanche won Andrew Cogliano (finger) Back on Saturday to increase their forward depth. It's possible that Burakovsky will not be available. Nicolas Aube-Kubel After being a healthy scratch in Games 2 and 3, he would be able to draw back into the lineup.

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