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Kadri out indefinitely for Avalanche with lower-body injury

Center fell awkwardly during second period of victory against Wild

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Nazem Kadri is out indefinitely for the Colorado Avalanche because of a lower-body injury.

"Kadri's going to miss some time here," coach Jared Bednar told Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM on Tuesday. "He's going to be out indefinitely. He has a lower-body injury. We'll just keep reevaluating him, but he's going to miss some time."

The center left Colorado's 3-2 win at the Minnesota Wild on Sunday after falling awkwardly during a face-off in the offensive zone during the second period. Kadri appeared to twist his left leg; he came back for one shift in the third period before returning to the locker room.

He had an assist in 10:06 of ice time and has 36 points (19 goals, 17 assists) in 51 games. His 19 goals are second on the Avalanche behind center Nathan MacKinnon's 32.

Kadri is in his first season with the Avalanche after being acquired in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, 2019.

"Kadri's a big loss," Bednar said. "You have a face-off guy, you have a power-play guy, you have a second-line center down the middle that adds some experience and that grit and sandpaper. It's a big loss for us, but we've done a nice job over the course of the year, other guys stepping up their games."

The Avalanche (33-16-6) have won five in a row after defeating the Ottawa Senators 3-0 at Pepsi Center on Tuesday.

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