Watch: Evander Kane injures Nazem Kadri with dirty cross-check in Game 3

Jun 4, 2022, 6:27 PM | Updated: 9:41 pm
Avalanche Oilers Game 3...
(Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
(Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Just 1:06 into Game 3 between the Avalanche and Oilers, Evander Kane put a nasty cross-check on Avs center Nazem Kadri.

The hit earned Kane a five-minute major penalty and sent Kadri to the Colorado locker room after being down on the ice for a minute in severe pain.

You can watch it below:

There’s no word yet on Kadri’s status. The Oilers are up 1-0 in the first period, but the Avalanche lead the Western Conference Finals in games, 2-0.

(Update 8:11 p.m.) –

The Avs are up 2-1 in Game 3 after two periods, but Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting some very bad news on Kadri.

We should learn more postgame. Stay tuned.

(Update 9:43 p.m.) –

Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar confirmed Dreger’s report in his postgame press conference and said Kadri is out for the series, if not longer. Kane also discussed the hit, though his explanation left a lot to be desired.

We’ll see if the NHL suspends Kane or not, with word likely coming on Sunday. The good news? The Avs won the game 4-2 and are now just one win away from their first Stanley Cup Finals berth since 2001.


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Watch: Evander Kane injures Nazem Kadri with dirty cross-check in Game 3