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.
Jared Bednar says it could be “two days or it could be a month” on both Kuemper and Byram
— Adrian Dater (@adater) December 3, 2021