VIDEO: Bowen Byram suffers an upper-body injury in the first period

Nov 11, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Bowen Byram (4) controls the puck ahead of Vancouver Canucks left wing Tanner Pearson (70) in the first period at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Avalanche will be without their top rookie defenseman for the rest of Thursday’s contest against the Vancouver Canucks. Bowen Byram was injured late in the first period after taking an accidental elbow to the face from Canucks captain Bo Horvat.

Byram was a plus-2 in the first period and has recorded eight points in 11 games.

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Aarif Deen
 is our Colorado Avalanche beat reporter. He covers Avs games live from Ball Arena and attends practices, media availabilities and other events pertaining to the Avs on the daily beat. He is also a co-host of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast. Deen joined Mile High Sports upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Before Mile High Sports, Deen worked for the Michigan Wolverines Athletics Department as the assistant sports information director.

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