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Andre Burakovsky will not travel with Avalanche to Tampa

Field Level Media
20 Jun 2022, 03:40 GMT+10

Colorado Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky will not travel with the team to Tampa on Sunday after sustaining an apparent hand injury in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Coach Jared Bednar told reporters Burakovsky is still being evaluated and would rejoin his teammates in Tampa on Monday. His availability for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday remains unknown.

The Avalanche hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Burakovsky scored in overtime to give Colorado a 4-3 win in the series opener on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Austrian collected a goal and an assist in the Avalanche's 7-0 romp on Saturday before taking a shot off his hand from Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman in the second period.

Burakovsky has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) in 12 games during the postseason. He registered a career-high 61 points (22 goals, 39 assists) in 80 games in the regular season.

--Field Level Media

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