Andrew Cogliano “possibly an option” for Avalanche in Game 2 towards Tampa Bay
Avalanche ahead Andrew Cogliano was a full participant in Saturday’s morning skate, that means the 35-year-old veteran may return to the lineup for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final towards the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“He’s possibly an option,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar stated from Ball Arena.
Cogliano, who has a team-high 111 video games of NHL playoff expertise, was amongst 4 acquisitions forward of the NHL commerce deadline in March. He’s grow to be a invaluable fourth-line winger and penalty killer due to his pace and forechecking skills. He sustained a hand damage late in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals at Edmonton and underwent surgical procedure quickly after.
Second-line middle Nazem Kadri once more skated earlier than the crew on Saturday however gained’t probably play in Game 2. He underwent thumb surgical procedure in Denver on July 6 when Cogliano went down in Game 4. Kadri broke his thumb in Game 3 towards the Oilers.
Kadri is predicted to journey with the Avs to Tampa on Sunday and probably play in Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.
Top prospects. Shane Wright was amongst 4 NHL prime prospects to attend Saturday’s morning skate and go to with Avalanche gamers. Wright, 18, is predicted to be chosen No. 1 total in subsequent month’s draft in Montreal. He had 94 factors (32 objectives) in 63 video games a rookie for Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League.
“Just being here, being in the Stanley Cup Finals, that’s what you work for your entire life,” Wright stated. “You work to be in the Stanley Cup Finals and have the opportunity to be in the Stanley Cup Finals and have the opportunity to win a Stanley Cup. It was definitely inspiring to see those guys here, see how hard they worked and see what it takes to make it at this level here.”