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Colorado Avalanche's forward Jonathan Drouin.
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Jonathan Drouin is Ruled Out of Round 1 with Injury

Published April 20, 2024 at 1:31 PM

Today's news has taken the hockey world by surprise: Jonathan Drouin, a star forward for the Colorado Avalanche, will not participate in the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Colorado Avalanche announce Jonathan Drouin is out for the first round vs Winnipeg with a lower-body injury

The team confirmed that Drouin's absence is a big setback as they prepare to face the Winnipeg Jets.

Drouin's Career with the Avalanche

Drafted third overall in 2013, Drouin's move to Colorado rejuvenated his career.

His time playing with Nathan Mackinnon, a former junior teammate from the Halifax Mooseheads and a Hart Trophy recipient, has been particularly fruitful. Together, they've achieved new career highs in points and assists for Drouin.

The Challenge Ahead Without Drouin

The absence of Drouin, one of the Avalanche's key forwards, adds an extra layer of difficulty as the team aims to reclaim the Stanley Cup. The upcoming games against the Winnipeg Jets, who are entering the series with strong momentum, will test the Avalanche's depth and strategy.

Fans and analysts alike are eager to see how the team will adjust to the challenge without Drouin's presence on the ice.

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Jonathan Drouin is Ruled Out of Round 1 with Injury

Now that Drouin is out, who will win the series between the Avs and the Jets?

Jets32763.4 %
Avs18936.6 %
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