The Colorado Avalanche headed to Game 3 of their 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Edmonton Oilers with a 2-0 lead, but might finish the game with an injury to deal with one of their key players in Nazem Kadri.

The 31-year-old center took a nasty hit from Oilers forward Evander Kane right in the first period which earned Kane a trip to the penalty box. Kadri, meanwhile, went straight to the locker room and hasn’t been back to the contest, as of this writing. Kadri was not also on the bench for the entirety of the second period.

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Video review confirmed a five-minute major penalty for boarding. Kadri left the ice after just one shift and did not return in the second period. The Avalanche said he was still being evaluated after the hit and his status to return was questionable. The Oilers killed off the major penalty.

This incident adds another curve to an already topsy-turvy postseason for Kadri, who got targeted by racist taunts in the second round against the St. Louis Blues after he inadvertently crashed into Blues goalie Jordan Binnington which resulted in the netminder missing the rest of the series.

Kadri entered Game 3 with six goals and eight assists so far in the playoffs.