DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be without starting goaltender Darcy Kuemper for Game 2 of the Western Conference final due to an upper-body injury.
The Avalanche will go with Pavel Francouz in net against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.
Kuemper left Game 1 in the second period after allowing three goals on 16 shots.
The Avalanche won the game 8-6.
Avalanche coach Jared Bednar didn't specify the exact nature of Kuemper's injury or say whether it had anything to do with the stick that went through Kuemper's mask and caught him near the eye during the Nashville series.