The Colorado Avalanche received unfortunate news from coach Jared Bednar, as he announced that defenseman Josh Manson will not play in tonight’s pivotal game against the Seattle Kraken. This is a significant setback for the Avalanche, who are currently facing elimination with the Kraken leading the series 3-2.
Manson’s performance in the postseason has been lackluster, with 0 goals, 0 assists, and a -3 rating in the 5 games he has played. However, during the regular season, he proved to be a valuable asset to the team, contributing 2 goals and 8 assists for a total of 10 points in 27 games, along with a +13 rating.
With Manson sidelined for this crucial game, the Avalanche will need to rely on other players to step up and fill the void on their blue line. The pressure is on for the team to put forth their best effort and stave off elimination tonight, as they hope to push the series to a decisive Game 7.