NHL Status of injured Avs G Darcy Kuemper unclear for Game 2

Colorado Avalanche goalie Darcy Kuemper might not be available for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals after exiting the opener against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday in the second period due to an upper-body injury.

Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, asked postgame whether Kuemper would be ready to return on Thursday, said, “We’ll see.”

Kuemper, 32, saved 13 of the 16 shots he faced before being replaced by Pavel Francouz at 7:19 of the second with his team leading 6-3. Francouz went on to stop 18 of 21 shots as the Avalanche held on for an 8-6 win.

It was the second time this postseason that Kuemper left a game. In Game 3 of the first round against the Nashville Predators, he took a stick near his eye and missed the remainder of the series, which Colorado won in four games.

–Field Level Media

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