Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar missed Wednesday’s game against the Calgary Flames and is a daily case.
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The 2021-22 Norris Trophy winner is struggling with an injury, the nature of which has not been made public. His head coach, Jared Bednar, was very reticent about this when responding to reporters after the morning’s pre-game practice session.
Makar’s absence did not prevent the “Avs” from winning 4-1 and moving two points away from their rivals of the day, holders of the last pass of the clubs drafted by the Association of the National Hockey League West. Colorado also has three games in hand.
This season, the guard has 13 goals and 30 assists for 43 points in 42 games. The defending Stanley Cup champions visit the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.