Colorado Avalanche’s star defenseman, Cale Makar, is scheduled for a hearing today regarding an interference incident involving Seattle Kraken forward Jared McCann during their ongoing playoff series. The late off-the-puck hit by Makar resulted in an injury for McCann, who has been ruled out for Game 5. The series is currently tied 2-2, making the outcome of this hearing a critical factor for both teams.
Despite a slow start in the playoffs, McCann had an impressive regular season, scoring 40 goals and contributing 30 assists for a total of 70 points in 79 games. The Kraken will undoubtedly be eager to have him back in the lineup as soon as possible to boost their offensive capabilities, but he has already been ruled out for game 5. Makar, on the other hand, has been a key player for the Avalanche in this series, with one goal and two assists in four games against Seattle.
The hearing will determine whether Makar faces any disciplinary action for the interference, which could impact the Avalanche’s defensive lineup and potentially influence the outcome of the series. Both teams will be anxiously awaiting the decision, as losing a key player could significantly impact their chances of advancing in the playoffs.