After weeks of some uncertainty regarding the status and whereabouts of Avalanche prospect Martin Kaut, Colorado Hockey Now was able to uncover some more detail behind what’s ailing the Avs forward.
According to a source, Martin Kaut’s injury is upper-body and will keep him out “week-to-week.”
It is also now known that Martin Kaut has not been skating since his injury occurred.
Previously, details were unknown regarding Kaut, who mysteriously did not make the Colorado Eagles season-opening road trip back in February.
Kaut did make his NHL season debut in Anaheim on Jan. 22. He took a tripping penalty midway through the first period and played just eight shifts that night. He was sent back down to the Colorado Eagles shortly after this game against the Ducks. Kaut then participated in the Eagles training camp, which began on Jan. 25 and was seen during — and played in — the team’s scrimmage on Feb. 5.
Kaut has not been seen since.
It isn’t known if the injury was sustained during the team’s February 5th scrimmage, or if it occurred during a subsequent practice in the week leading up to the Colorado Eagles season opener in San Diego on Feb. 13.
Kaut has had some bad luck over the past year, in large part due to COVID and other unrelated illnesses.
Upon the AHL’s season cancellation last March, Kaut returned to his home country of the Czech Republic, where he was skating with his former junior club, HC Dynamo Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga, until November.
With COVID cases on the rise in Czechia back in November, Kaut’s Dynamo Pardubice was forced to shut things down, at which point the Avs decided to send him to MODO Hockey of Sweden’s Allsvensken league for further development. There, Kaut was kept out for some time due to a non-COVID-related illness.
Now, this upper-body injury has sidelined him for the entirety of the season thus far.
In total, Kaut has played in just 13 games (12 in Europe and one in the NHL) since March of last year.
Colorado Hockey Now will keep you posted on the status of Martin Kaut’s injury as they are found out.