ST. LOUIS (KDVR) — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard is out for the rest of the playoffs after he was injured in a hit in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Avs tweeted that Girard was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation after suffering an upper-body injury in the first period. Head coach Jared Bednar said Girard broke his sternum and will not return for the rest of the postseason.
St. Louis Blues forward Ivan Barbashev skated into Girard pushing him into the glass. Girard’s head and shoulder hit the glass hard before he fell to the ice. He stayed down for a bit before being helped off and taken to the locker room.