Morning Skate Diary
Nazem Kadri expected to play for Avs tonight in Seattle
On his weekly Altitude radio show this morning, Avs coach Jared Bednar said the “plan” is for Nazem Kadri to return to the lineup tonight against the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena.
Bednar said he would double-check with the trainers, but it seems as if it’s all systems go for No. 91 again.
The morning skate hasn’t begun yet, as I type, so I’ll update things if Kadri is NOT going to play. But the possibility of that seems remote at this point.
Everything else is pretty much status quo, Bednar said. Gabe Landeskog will skate back in Denver, and Devon Toews will resume skating later in the week in Denver as well. The coach also said he hopes to get Ryan Murray into a game or two before the end of the regular season. There’s only six left, and the team is on the road for the next three, so time is running short for that.
Avs are whopping -350 favorites to beat the Kraken tonight at SuperBook Colorado, despite being short-handed still.
Pavel Francouz will start in net for the Avs.