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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
56-19-7 119
53-22-7 113
49-22-11 109
46-30-6 98
45-30-7 97
39-32-11 89
28-42-12 68
25-50-7 57

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 59 87 13 19:15 71
Post Season 8 15 7 17:22 8

Top Nazem Kadri News

  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Nets winner in return

    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.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: On track to return Wednesday

    Kadri (thumb) is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's Game 4 versus the Lightning, Adrian Dater of 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.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Remains day-to-day

    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 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.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Begins puck-handling drills

    Kadri (thumb) took part in a solo skating session Thursday that included puck handling, Ryan Rishaug of 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.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Unlikely to play versus Bolts

    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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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Skates Sunday

    Kadri (thumb) skated Sunday and has "not yet" been ruled out for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Lightning on Wednesday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

    While it doesn't seem likely that Kadri will be ready to return so quickly after thumb surgery, head coach Jared Bednar is at least keeping the possibility open. The 31-year-old was injured against the Oilers on June 4 and underwent his procedure two days later. A more clear look at his status should be available in the coming days.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Undergoes thumb procedure

    Kadri underwent thumb surgery Monday and is expected to miss the rest of the postseason, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

    Kadri hasn't been officially ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs but it appears that he most likely will. He scored 14 points in 13 postseason appearances, including three in Thursday's Game 2 win over Edmonton. Even if he's unable to return this season, it sounds like Kadri should have plenty of time to heal this offseason as he hits the open market with the expectation of a significant pay increase.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Done for series

    Kadri (undisclosed) won't return to the Western Conference Final after suffering an injury on his first shift in Game 3 against the Oilers on Saturday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Head coach Jared Bednar broke the bad news postgame, which leaves the Avalanche with a significant hole in their lineup. Kadri has racked up six goals and eight assists in 13 playoff contests as a second-line center with time on the top power-play unit. It's no guarantee that Kadri will be available for the start of the Stanley Cup Final should the Avalanche get one more win to advance. The specifics of the center's injury were not revealed.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Injured on first shift Saturday

    Kadri is being evaluated for an injury after a hit from the Oilers' Evander Kane early in Saturday's Game 3, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

    Kadri went straight to the locker room, and he was not on the Avalanche's bench to begin the second period. Kane received a five-minute major for boarding on the play. With Kadri sidelined, J.T. Compher could see more ice time. More information on Kadri's injury should be available once the medical staff has completed its testing.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Contributes three assists in win

    Kadri notched three assists, four shots on goal, two hits and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Oilers in Game 2.

    All three of Kadri's assists were primary helpers in a span of 2:04 early in the second period. He set up goals by Artturi Lehkonen, Josh Manson and Mikko Rantanen. Kadri's carried over his strong play from the regular season, as he's at 14 points in 12 playoff contests to give the Avalanche a legitimate second scoring line behind Nathan MacKinnon's top line. Kadri has added 47 shots on net, 16 hits and a plus-8 rating.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Cashes in on power play

    Kadri scored a power-play goal on nine shots in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Oilers in Game 1.

    The Oilers lost an offside challenge on the Avalanche's previous goal, and Kadri made them pay just 32 seconds into the second period. The center has done alright in the postseason with six goals and five assists in 11 games, though he was held off the scoresheet in the last two contests of the second round. He's added 43 shots on net, 14 hits and a plus-5 rating as the Avalanche's second-line center.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Hat trick, assist in win

    Kadri scored three goals, dished an assist, went plus-4 and added two hits in Monday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 4.

    This was Kadri's second straight multi-point effort. The 31-year-old scored twice as part of the Avalanche's four-goal second period and then completed the hat trick 9:38 into the third. The center is up to five goals, five helpers, 26 shots on net, 13 hits and a plus-8 rating through eight playoff contests.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Collects pair of points

    Kadri scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Blues in Game 3.

    Kadri gave the Avalanche a lead at 13:38 of the second period, just after one of their power plays expired. He also set up Artturi Lehkonen's tally later in the frame. Kadri was also involved in a collision with Jordan Binnington (lower body) that forced the Blues' goalie from the game, but it doesn't appear that there was any intent to injure on the Avalanche forward's part. Through seven playoff games, Kadri has six points, 23 shots on net and a plus-4 rating.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Snags helper in overtime win

    Kadri registered an assist, five shots on goal and three hits in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blues in Game 1.

    Kadri had the secondary assist on Josh Manson's game-winner at 8:02 of overtime. Through five playoff contests, Kadri's picked up a goal, three helpers, 18 shots on net, seven hits and a plus-4 rating. The second-line center should continue to see a significant role, so fantasy managers should expect to see more of the same on offense going forward.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Two-point night in win

    Kadri had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-3 win over Nashville in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round.

    The goal was a gift. Connor Ingram played the puck from behind the net straight to Kadri in front, and it was a simple tap in. Kadri also picked up another minor penalty. His playoff history of implosions continues to be front-of-mind for everyone, but so far, so good. Kadri has three points (one goal, two assists) in three playoff games, and he's a valuable part of a winning squad that's now one win from advancing to the Second Round.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Produces assist

    Kadri notched an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Predators in Game 1.

    Kadri ended the regular season on a three-game point streak. He was initially a game-time decision Tuesday due to an illness, but he wasn't bothered by it, logging 19:59 of ice time. The 31-year-old will likely play in a second-line role throughout the playoffs after logging a career-best 87 points in 71 outings in the regular season.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: On track to play

    Kadri (illness) is on the ice for warmups ahead of Tuesday's Game 1 versus the Predators, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    All signs point to Kadri being available to open the postseason. If he ends up being unable to go as a late scratch, Logan O'Connor would likely take his place in the lineup. Kadri is expected to fill a second-line role.

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  • Avalanche's Nazem Kadri: Considered game-time call Tuesday

    Kadri (illness) will be a game-time decision ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Nashville, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Kadri has generated four points, including a power-play assist, in his last six contests. If the 31-year-old Ontario native is unable to play, J.T. Compher would be the most likely candidate to step into the second-line center role, though he is unlikely to produce at the same offensive rate as Kadri.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 192 lbs
Birthplace: London, ON
Age: 31
Experience: 13
Shoots: Left