A little late getting to the keyboard today, sorry. I took a little trip up to Estes Park last night and reveled in the mountain air last night and this morning before coming back down the mountain to Thornton this afternoon. If anyone wants to stay at a fantastic, 108-year-old mountain lodge, I highly recommend a trip to the Crags Lodge. You’ll thank me.
So, this afternoon I was told by an NHL source that Jordan Greenway won’t face any supplemental discipline of any kind for this collision yesterday with Avs goalie Darcy Kuemper, which sent Kemps out of the game because of concussion protocol:
Am I surprised by this? Not really. Yesterday, I wrote that I doubted there would be anything. Goalie collisions usually are tough to prove for “intent”, although I definitely do think Greenway did intentionally try to hit Kuemper.
As I also wrote yesterday, I’m hearing Kuemper checked out OK later in the day, and won’t be sidelined. With concussion stuff, though, you never know if something might develop on a slightly delayed basis. So I’m not officially reporting that Kuemper will be active tomorrow in Anaheim. I’m just saying that it looks good.
That might have had something to do with the non-suspension too. I firmly believe DoPS accounts a lot for injuries to the victim. Let’s hope the worst that came out of this was Kuemper missing just a couple periods.
By the way, Hunter Miska is with the team right now. But he’s on the Taxi Squad.
Well, Nazem Kadri is in. For the first time in his NHL career, Kadri is an All-Star. He won the fan voting for “Last Man In” on the Central Division team.
Kadri has a whopping 49 points in 32 games.
Kadri to make first appearance at #NHLAllStar Game
He leads the @Avalanche and ranks 5th in @NHL scoring with 49 points (14g/35a) in 33 games. The London, Ontario, native ranks 2nd in the league with a career-high 35 assists and is 4th in points/game (1.48)#GoAvsGo https://t.co/iB4lLz8IJ0
— Brendan McNicholas (@bmcnich) January 18, 2022