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Cale Makar “day-to-day” with upper-body injury



Well, the news certainly could have been worse. The Avalanche announced just now that Calder Trophy favorite Cale Makar is “day-to-day” an upper-body injury.

It would seem that the worst fears – maybe a dislocated shoulder, maybe a concussion or both – happily did not become reality.

Just a word of warning, which most older Avs watchers already know: Plenty of players have been listed as day-to-day before, only for it to turn into week-to-week. But in the case of Makar, I think the Avs would have made darn sure of what was/is wrong with him by now and not tried to flim-flam the media on the prognosis.

If this were playoff time and they’d said he was day-to-day, we wouldn’t have known much of anything. This early in a season, if Makar were really seriously hurt, they would have come clean on just how long they’d expect him to be out.

So, this qualifies as good news I would say. Then again, I’m always a bit on the cynical side when it comes to injury disclosure.

Bottom line though: I think you can exhale a bit about Cale.

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Avs also said Nazem Kadri is day-to-day, and won’t play against Calgary tonight. Bednar said Pavel Francouz will start in net and Grubauer will be the backup.


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Interesting about Grubauer, if he tweaked his groin again, you’d think they would have put him on the shelf for awhile.


After that hit, I was genuinely afraid, that head shake was either lots of pain, or some messed up brain issue…. either way this news is a bit of a relief. Could have been a lot worse.


Anybody else worried about the Calder race with Cale missing time or is it just me?

Mike Chambers

Just you!


Right when I saw the article on stating that both Makar and Grubauer are day-to-day I felt really suspicious. I feel that they’re going to be gone for an extended period. Especially Grubauer. I really hope I’m wrong. So painful because the Avs just got Rantanen and Landeskog back!

[…] Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. […]

Rich Solomon

Good news that I heard this morning…Coach said Grubi is fine, Kadri is doing good, Cale is doing much better, and EJ is healing up nicely. All of us fans are quite literally living and dying with the injury reports right now. 🙂

Mike Chambers

Girard is struggling. When will be see Byram? He could be the next Makar. What are they waiting ?

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