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Jonathan Drouin gets hit by a tile on the head

Published April 19, 2024 at 12:22
BY CARL VAILLANCOURT
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The Colorado Avalanche made a home run early in the season with the signing of Quebec native Jonathan Drouin. Having his best offensive season yet, the former Montreal Canadiens player might have received some very bad news in the past few hours. Apparently, the forward got injured during Thursday night's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Jonathan Drouin left last night's game against the Edmonton Oilers, unfortunately due to injury.



Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar had no positive updates to offer the media after the game. Let's just say things don't look very good at the moment. He was grimacing and seemed to be in pain as he left the game. Let's keep our fingers crossed for the Quebec forward!

A journalist covering the Colorado Avalanche's activities, Evan Rawal, posted this comment on the X platform.


"Bednar had no update on Jonathan Drouin after the game." - Evan Rawal



With a one-season contract and a salary of $825,000, Jonathan Drouin took the gamble of signing for a much lower amount than his previous contract and for a duration of one year to revitalize his career. It's fair to say that the Quebec native delivered the goods, stealing a portion of the season with his former Halifax Mooseheads teammate, Nathan MacKinnon.

The third overall pick in the 2013 NHL amateur draft was on a phenomenal streak. In his last 57 games wearing the Avalanche uniform, he racked up no less than 50 points.

In the event of a significant injury, Jonathan Drouin could be a big miss for Jared Bednar's squad.

The Winnipeg Jets won't be an easy task, as they have a well-balanced attack with the recent acquisitions made at the trade deadline. The additions of Sean Monahan and Tyler Toffoli provide the Jets with interesting options.

Considering that the series was already promising to be difficult for the Colorado players, now they'll likely have to cope without Jonathan Drouin.

The Avalanche will head to Winnipeg on Sunday to start this first-round series, and the chances of seeing the Quebec native in the lineup remain slim according to reports.
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