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Andrew Cogliano Looks To Be A Possibility For Game 2 Of SCF



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Veteran forward Andrew Cogliano, wearing a white jersey, went through the Avalanche’s Friday morning practice at Ball Arena after missing Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final with a broken finger.

After practice, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar indicated Cogliano has made progress, but was noncommittal about the possibility of him being available for Saturday night’s Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

“He felt good enough to join the group today,” Bednar said. “We’ll see what it brings tomorrow.”

Cogliano was injured in the Game 4 win on June 7 over the Oilers in the Western Conference final.

Bednar also was guarded about center Nazem Kadri, out since suffering a broken thumb in Game 3 of the sweep of the Oilers.

“Naz skated again today,” Bednar said. “He added a stick to it for the last couple of days. (He’s) getting better. But I don’t have an update on him besides that.”

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As Renaud Lavoie of RDS in Canada noted, Kadri did not attempt any shots on net with the stick. That’s a big sign that he’s unlikely to play in Game 2. Bednar is maintaining a “day-to-day” stance on Kadri, however.

In this business, you never know what the next day might bring.

Who might Cogliano replace in the lineup if he plays? Good question. It would be tough to justify benching anyone right now. So, he may not play, even if he’s deemed healthy enough to do so.

As the theme of this short story concludes:

We’ll see what the next day brings.

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Sorry Sturmie

Donald Victory

Sorry LOC, whose errant passes led to an Oil goal and to a Lightening goal. And lucky his dumbass penalty did not lead to another. Scrubs in the box are ridiculous. And next goal Dec 2022.

Donald Victory

Bench LOC. He was bad in the last game!


If only we could bench you. You’ve been bad all season.


I wish I could upvote this more than once.

Donald Victory

I’ll give you one! There!

Donald Victory

I’m down…

Donald Victory

Bench LOC! Turned the puck over to Point, missed his check on Point, Point flipped it ahead and Paul got behind Condork and scored!

Last edited 5 months ago by Donald Victory
Charlie Anderson

I’m going Full Faith For Finals. Whatever Beds and Joe think should happen is the right move, I no longer have any Avs lineup (or goalie) guesses or opinions regarding this team. I’ve been wrong too many times, and seen Bednar and the FO make the right and unexpected choice too many times. Hockey Gods I pray you let Joe and Bednar’s will be done, as in the FO, also on the ice. Amen. I give up lol


Cogs should replace Newhook. I think he could better in the <6 minutes that Newhook played the other night.

Donald Victory

True that…or LOC


Not a bad idea, though my vote is Sturm. Sturm didn’t even look bad in game-1, but Alex has a higher ceiling and faster wheels. (Sturm’s not slow and plays a heavier game…maybe I’m talking myself into keeping Sturm!)
Bench whoever’s most likely to make a costly mistake!


Love that they are getting better, but I dont think it really matters. Next man up has been working all year for this team. Game 1 we saw the same pattern right out of the gates, leading in shots, more time in the O zone, winning in the neutral zone, quick (artful) outs in the D zone and wave after wave of reloads. Hopefully they both come back soon, but this team is rolling.

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