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The Colorado Avalanche launched that goaltender Darcy Kuemper left and is doubtful to attain to Game 1 of his team’s Western Convention Final matchup in opposition to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday with an upper-body harm.
It be unclear how Kuemper suffered the harm, but he did leave on his take note vitality within the 2d interval after talking with head coach Jared Bednar.
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For the length of final commercial ruin, Kuemper went to bench to keep in touch to Bednar…who known as for Francouz. Kuemper is now not on bench
Pavel Francouz replaced Kuemper, who made 13 saves on 16 photographs in 27-plus minutes. The Avs led 6-3 when he left the game.
The 32-one year-typical Kuemper went 37-12-4 with a 2.54 GAA and .921 set up share in his first one year with the Avs. The 10-one year NHL susceptible performed for the Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks sooner than arriving in Colorado.
Thanks in share to his efforts, the Avs carried out with a Western Convention-high 119 aspects. They’ve house-ice advantage within the conference final versus the Oilers as they view for their first Stanley Cup look since 2000.