Scratch all the worry about Pavel Francouz. He’s back already. He’s got a nice shiner on his left eye, as this tweet from the Colorado Avalanche shows:
— z – Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) April 24, 2022
No idea what the cinnamon bun reference is, but whatever. Hopefully, Justus Annunen got a nice meal with the Avs and a nice seat on his flight to Winnipeg, but it appears he’ll be ticketed back to the Eagles anytime now.
Mikko Rantanen will miss a third straight game tonight with his non-Covid illness, by the way.
Avs at Jets tonight. As more lineup details become known, I’ll update this.
UPDATE: Frankie will serve as backup to Darcy Kuemper tonight. Justus Annunen is with the team in Winnipeg, but not part of the active roster. He will fly back with the team after the game tonight, then report back to the Eagles.