Kadri scored the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime victory against the Lightning in Game 4. Kadri had been sidelined since Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against Edmonton after undergoing surgery on a thumb injury. It's safe to say he had an impact in his return as he beat two Tampa defensemen to score the overtime winner. Kadri now has seven goals and eight assists through 14 playoff contests.
Kadri (thumb) is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's Game 4 versus the Lightning, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Kadri has been making steady progress since undergoing surgery on his injured thumb June 6. The center is expected to rejoin the lineup after a four-game absence while returning to his usual second-line role. Dater adds that Kadri is unlikely to take faceoffs given the nature of his injury and his quick return -- Mikko Rantanen will likely instead handle faceoffs barring any shuffling of personnel in the Avalanche's top six.
Kadri (thumb) is considered day-to-day according to coach Jared Bednar in the lead-up to Monday's clash with the Lightning, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports. Kadri will be on the shelf for his fourth consecutive contest due to his thumb injury. Prior to his absence, the Ontario native managed 14 points in 13 playoff contests, including a pair of power-play goals. If Kadri is given the green light to play in the Stanley Cup Finals, he should be in the mix to reclaim his spot on the second line, which would bolster the top six with Andre Burakovsky (undisclosed) also on the shelf.
Kadri (thumb) took part in a solo skating session Thursday that included puck handling, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports. Kadri is clearly trending in the right direction based on his ability to begin stick-handling drills after undergoing thumb surgery. Still, until the 31-year-old center is cleared for contact at a full practice, he will remain out of the lineup. Whenever Kadri is given the all-clear, he should retake his spot on the second line, which would allow Mikko Rantanen to rejoin the first trio.
Kadri (thumb) is poised to miss Game 1 against Tampa Bay on Wednesday after sitting out morning skate, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports. Kadri is less than 10 days removed from thumb surgery, so he was likely going to be hard-pressed to be cleared in time for Game 1. Still, the veteran center continues to skate on his own to keep his legs ready should the series go long enough for him to return. If he does play again in the postseason, Kadri should immediately reclaim his spot on the second line.
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