Andrew Cogliano appeared to suffer an injury to the head in the first period of today’s game in Suomi (that’s Finland) after taking a hit from 6-foot-3, 226-pound defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov. Cogliano stayed down several seconds, then went straight to the dressing room.
But, good news: Cogs was back on the ice to start the second period.
Gavrikov was assessed a minor penalty for interference on the hit. It’s possible he could face some supplementary discipline from the league, though it appeared it might have been a shoulder-to-shoulder hit on at least one angle. I doubt anything will happen now, now that Cogs is back.
The already-short-handed Avalanche also were without the services of Valeri Nichushkin in the game. He took the pregame warmup, but was a scratch when it was time to submit the official lineup sheet.
The Avalanche are up 2-0 after the period, on goals from Logan O’Connor and J.T. Compher.
These were the lines to start the game:
A certain former Avalanche player is at the game:
— 🏒 adrienne – #StandWithNaz 🏒 (@guffychan) November 4, 2022
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