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Colorado Avalanche Announce A Key Defenseman Has Left The Team

Published November 22, 2023 at 4:48 PM
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The Colorado Avalanche have announced a key defenseman has left the team today.

Key Avalanche Defenseman Has Left The Team



The Colorado Avalanche announced that Samuel Girard will miss tonight's game after leaving the team for personal reasons.

Girard will not play tonight, per Bednar on his @AltitudeSR show.


He's currently away from the team for personal reasons.


As of now, a timetable has not been established for when Girard will return. We wish Girard well and hope that he can return to his crucial role on a contending team soon. For now, life in the NHL rolls along, and the Avalanche will face off against the Canucks tonight.

Avalanche Look To Continue Winning Ways Without Key Defenseman



With Girard away from the team the Avalanche will lose a 20-minute-per-night defenseman. In 15 games this season playing 20 minutes per night Girard has 4 points. Girard has been a consistent presence on the Avalanche defense since being acquired from the Nashville Predators.

Colorado has not named a replacement for the key minutes that Girard plays as of now. As the game gets closer to puck drop we will get a lineup announcement and know who is getting a bigger role.

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