Colorado Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky will not travel with the team to Tampa on Sunday after sustaining an apparent hand injury in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Coach Jared Bednar told reporters Burakovsky is still being evaluated and would rejoin his teammates in Tampa on Monday. His availability for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday remains unknown.
The Avalanche hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Burakovsky scored in overtime to give Colorado a 4-3 win in the series opener on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Austrian collected a goal and an assist in the Avalanche’s 7-0 romp on Saturday before taking a shot off his hand from Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman in the second period.
Burakovsky has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) in 12 games during the postseason. He registered a career-high 61 points (22 goals, 39 assists) in 80 games in the regular season.
–Field Level Media