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Nichushkin's teammate calls him out publicly and confirms the truth

Published May 14, 2024 at 9:39

In a press conference after last night's game against the Dallas Stars, and following the announcement of Valeri Nichushkin's suspension, a player broke the silence.

Veteran defenseman Jack Johnson did not show much support and compassion, coming from the Avalanche locker room, towards Nichushkin.

This could say a lot about what is to come.

Nichushkin, who will be suspended for a minimum of 6 months by the NHL, without pay, suddenly left his team last night just a few hours before game four against the Stars.

Several insiders shared the reason for the suspension as mentioned in yesterday's article:

What do Valeri Nichushkin's teammates think of this situation?

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jack Johnson mentioned this:

«He made his decisions. That's all I'm going to say on that. He made his decisions...»

With a tone and a look that said a lot...

Also Nichushkin's nameplate has already been replaced in the Avs locker room.

It must be said that this is the second time in two years that Nichushkin has had to leave his teammates in the middle of the playoffs, being an important player for them.

Nichushkin, 29, amassed 53 points in 54 games this season, and added a very solid 10 points in 8 playoff games, including 9 goals! It's a very heavy loss for the Avalanche.

He is quite a hockey player, but he needs to take care of himself.

Has he played his last game with the Avalanche? Has he lost the support of his teammates? To be continued.

More details will follow.

May 14   |   816 answers
Nichushkin's teammate calls him out publicly and confirms the truth

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