Jordan Binnington said he would not need surgery on a lower-body injury that forced him to leave Game 3 against the Colorado Avalanche and miss the rest of the second-round series.
Binnington went 4-1 in the playoffs this season with a 1.72 goals-against average and a .949 save-percentage before a collision with Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri in Game 3 knocked him for the remainder of the season.
"It's a physical sport. I think it's playoff time and he's going to go to the net hard, that's how it goes," Binnington said of the collision when speaking to reporters on Tuesday. "I don't think he intentionally was trying to do what he did to me, or for me to get injured I should say, but he knows how to play hard, how to go to the net. It happens in this sport. For me, it is what it is. I just have to kind of deal with it."
Binnington said he's feeling "alright" after the injury but couldn't confirm whether he would have been available for a potential Western Conference Final.
"It's kinda of tough to say," Binnington said. "It's just going to take some time, something that since we're not playing, it will have time to get back to fully-healed. I can't confirm if that would have been the case (that I could have played)."
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