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Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Avoids surgery
Girard, who suffered a broken sternum in Game 3 against the Blues on Saturday, does not require surgery, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Girard will reportedly depart the hospital Sunday, as well, which is another bit of a good news for the 24-year-old blueliner. He's still expected to miss the remainder of the postseason, though, regardless of how far the Avalanche go.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Suffers broken sternum
Girard has suffered a broken sternum and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Girard was initially expected to miss the rest of the second-round series, but head coach Jared Bednar reported after the game the defenseman's injury is season-ending. It's unclear at this time if Girard's recovery could spill over into training camp in the fall. Jack Johnson or Kurtis MacDermid will get the first chance at replacing Girard in the lineup, while Bowen Byram could see an increased role.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Could be out for series
Girard (upper body) is dealing with a serious injury that could keep him out of the second of the Avalanche's second-round series versus the Blues, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Girard was sent to the hospital for evaluation after taking a high hit in the opening minutes of Saturday's Game 3, and it appears the initial indications are not good. The 24-year-old has picked up three points in seven playoff outings, playing in a top-four role. With Girard likely sidelined, one of Jack Johnson or Kurtis MacDermid are the most likely options to enter the lineup for Game 4 on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Won't return to Saturday's game
Girard (upper body) won't return to Saturday's Game 3 versus the Blues. He is undergoing further evaluation at a St. Louis area hospital.
Girard was crushed on a high hit by Ivan Barbashev on his first shift of Saturday's game. Given that Girard is being evaluated at the hospital instead of under team supervision at the arena, there's reason to be moderately concerned. More information on his status should surface prior to Monday's Game 4, though if it's confirmed he has suffered a concussion, he would likely be considered out indefinitely.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Finds twine in win
Girard scored a goal on seven shots, blocked four shots, added two hits and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blues in Game 1.
Girard gave the Avalanche a 2-1 lead midway through the second period. The 24-year-old defenseman has been steady but not explosive on offense -- he's earned just four points in his last eight games including the tail end of the regular season. His tally Tuesday was his first goal since Jan. 26.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Logs helper in win
Girard notched an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Predators in Game 1.
Girard had just one assist in the last 11 games of the regular season, so it's good to see him potentially spark his offense early in the playoffs. The 23-year-old blueliner -- a second-round pick of the Predators in 2016 -- had 28 points in 67 contests overall this year. He's expected to mainly stay in a second-pairing role with some power-play time on the second unit.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Nabs helper to end dry spell
Girard recorded an assist, two shots on goal, three hits and three blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Blues.
Girard helped out on a Josh Manson tally in the second period. The 23-year-old Girard had gone eight games without a point since returning from a lower-body injury, and his pointless skid was at 13 contests. He's had a bit of a tough season with 28 points, 76 shots on net, 90 blocked shots, 63 hits and a minus-2 rating through 65 outings despite maintaining a top-four role.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Ready to rock
Girard will return to the lineup for Saturday's game versus Edmonton, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Girard should return to a top-four role and perhaps a spot on the second power-play unit following his month-long absence. The 23-year-old defender has notched 27 points through 56 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Won't play after all
Girard (lower body) won't play Friday versus the Jets.
Girard was originally expected to rejoin the lineup Friday following a nearly month-long absence, but he'll instead have to wait for Saturday's game versus the Oilers for his next opportunity to return to game action. With Girard on the shelf, look for Erik Johnson to remain in the lineup against Winnipeg.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Given green light
Girard (lower body) has been cleared to return to action Friday versus Winnipeg, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Girard should return to a top-four role following his nearly month-long absence. The 23-year-old rearguard has collected five goals, 27 points and 77 hits through 56 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Still out against Pens
Girard (lower body) will not be available versus Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Girard has already been sidelined for the team's previous 11 contests due to his lower-body issue and will be out of action for at least one more. Prior to his absence, the defenseman has managed just one point in his last 15 contests, along with eight shots, 17 hits and 22 blocks. Once cleared to play, Girard should reclaim his spot in the lineup which could relegate Bowen Byram to the press box.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Remains unavailable
Girard (lower body) won't play Saturday versus Pittsburgh, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Girard has resumed skating, but the 23-year-old defender remains without a concrete timetable for his return to game action. Another update on Girard should be released once he's given the green light to rejoin the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Still sidelined
Girard (lower body) remains out of the lineup Thursday versus the Sharks, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Girard has resumed skating with the Avalanche at practice, but he's still likely a few days away from making a return. The Avalanche's next game is Saturday versus the Penguins.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Begins skating
Girard (lower body) has started skating Tuesday back in Denver, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Girard didn't make the trip to Calgary but could be in line to return sooner rather than later after he was able to get back on the ice. The blueliner has already been out of action for the Avs' last eight contests. Prior to his absence, the Quebec native was struggling to produce offensively with just one point in his last 15 contests while recording 22 blocks, 17 hits and eight shots.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Facing four-week absence
Girard is expected to be sidelined for four weeks with a lower-body injury, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Given the expected length of Girard's absence, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 23-year-old blueliner land on injured reserve in the coming days. If Bowen Byram (head) still isn't available, the Avalanche will undoubtedly need to recall a defender from their AHL affiliate to fill in Sunday versus Calgary.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Out with injury
Girard will not participate in Thursday's game against Carolina due to a lower-body injury, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Girard flew back to Denver to receive further evaluation regarding his lower-body injury, Baugh adds. He will set his sights on returning for Sunday's tilt versus Calgary. The 23-year-old has averaged 21:04 of ice time -- 1:12 during the man advantage -- and tallied one point over the last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Snaps drought with helper
Girard logged an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Girard helped out on an Andre Burakovsky goal in the first period. The assist ended Girard's nine-game point drought, and it'll count as his only contribution on offense in February. He also had just five shots on net this month -- it's hard to generate offense when the looks aren't there. Overall, the 23-year-old has 27 points, 62 shots on net, 74 blocks and a plus-5 rating in 51 contests. He'll continue to play on the second pairing, and he's probably too good to stay cold for much longer.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Gives up body in win
Girard had one shot on net and a team-high five blocked shots in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Golden Knights.
Girard played another strong game in the Avalanche end, getting in the way of a season-high-tying five shot attempts and getting the puck out of the zone from precarious positions on a few occasions. That's the type of effort needed from a player that has gone five games with a point. The 23-year-old blueliner has contributed 26 points as part of Colorado's productive defensive unit and ranks second on the team with 68 blocked shots over 46 contests.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Provides power-play helper
Girard logged a power-play assist and blocked two shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Sabres.
Girard helped out on a Mikko Rantanen tally in the second period. The 23-year-old Girard has a goal and four power-play helpers in his last five outings. The Quebec native continues to put up solid numbers in a top-four role -- he's at 26 points (seven on the power play) with 57 shots on net, 55 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating through 41 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Registers power-play assist
Girard had a power-play assist, one hit and two blocked shots in Friday's 6-4 win over Chicago.
Girard and fellow blueliner Cale Makar played a game of pass on the perimeter just before Gabriel Landeskog put the Avalanche on top 1-0. The assist gives him six points in the last seven games. With a healthy 25 points over 40 games, Girard ranks third among Colorado's defensemen, behind Makar (43) and Devon Toews (32).... See More ... See Less
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