Avalanche Offer Nazem Kadri Injury Update

"Just keeping our fingers crossed for him." Those are the words of Nazem Kadri's Colorado Avalanche teammate Jack Johnson. He pretty much nailed it, too, as the Avs have detailed that a broken thumb is just one of the issues Kadri faces. 

Head coach Jared Bednar has confirmed that Kadri has headed back to Denver for further medical evaluation. Kadri was hit from behind into the boards in Game 3 on a dangerous play by Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane.

The broken thumb could require surgery, and Kadri is definitely out for the rest of the Conference Final. Whether he can return in the Stanley Cup Finals, which begin on June 15th or 18th, is still up for debate. But Johnson is keeping the faith: 

"He's going to do everything he can to get back during this run as soon as he can," Johnson told reporters. "That's everyone's mentality: staying positive, staying focused. We've got to keep going on. Just keeping our fingers crossed for him."