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Darcy Kuemper Upper-Body Injury Happened at Morning Skate in Toronto

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Darcy Kuemper

I still don’t know whose shot it was from, but I do know this: The “upper-body” injury to Avalanche No. 1 goalie Darcy Kuemper came from a shot at the morning skate practice yesterday in Toronto.

I haven’t gotten any replays on anything from that morning skate, and probably never will. But all I’m told is this: the injury came from the shot up high to Kuemper’s head area. It wasn’t known until a couple or hours after that, that Kuemper was suffering from the “upper-body” symptoms and would be a late scratch against the Maple Leafs.

It’s rare that players are injured in warmups, but goalies can be more susceptible than others. A shot “up high” to the head area if a definite no-no in hockey.” But like a wild pitch or an errant drive off the tee, they can still happen.

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Cal G

So now, Joe needs to go on a goalie hunt. This Johansen dude is finished.

Brian Levesque

Sounds like it’s concussions for both if that’s the timeline

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