WATCH: Nazem Kadri hurt following vicious hit from Evander Kane

Jun 2, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) controls the puck in the second period against the Edmonton Oilers in game two of the Western Conference Final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Avalanche center Nazem Kadri left the game and has not returned following a hit from Oilers forward Evander Kane.

Kadri was hit from behind in the offensive zone just 1:06 into Saturday’s Game 3 at Rogers Place. Kane was assessed a five-minute major for boarding but the Avalanche were unable to capitalize on the man advantage despite a number of opportunities.

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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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