Stop if you have heard this for the Colorado Avalanche at least a few times this season… One of the team’s players will be sidelined several weeks due to injury.
A player who has been trying so hard to make it in the NHL, Colorado Avalanche forward Shane Bowers suffered an upper-body injury on Thursday against the Nashville Predators. According to head coach Jared Bednar, Bowers is set to miss as much as six weeks with the injury.
The injury appeared to be of his wrist, which, as a hockey player, is obviously a massive injury.
Bowers was the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. He was the last first-round pick from that draft class to appear in an NHL regular season game. He finally got the monkey off his back but now suffered a setback in his career.
In Thursday’s game against the Predators, Bowers had one shot on net.
In ten games for the Colorado Eagles, Bowers has recorded two goals and four assists while scoring a plus-minus of five.
The depth of the Avalanche has been tested quite a bit this season with Gabriel Landeskog missing three months, Valeri Nichushkin missing a month due to foot surgery, and Darren Helm not anywhere close to returning to the ice. Also on the injury list and will miss some time is Bowen Byram (undisclosed injury). Kurtis MacDermid left Saturday night’s game with an injury but the status for him is not yet known.
The Avalanche are back at it on Monday night against the St. Louis Blues and then have a two day break before playing the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Stay tuned for more call-ups and send-downs over the next while as the team tries to figure out the best lines to put out on the ice because of the unfortunate injury list.