Blues' Jordan Binnington throws water bottle at Avalanche center Nazem Kadri during interview: 报告

Kadri collided with Binnington, the team’s starting goalie, early in the first period of Game 3 when Kadri and 蓝调 defenseman Calle Rosen crashed into the net while battling for a loose puck.

Binnington remained down after the collision, and he later left the game.

The goalie was replaced by backup Ville Husso, who gave up four goals on 23 镜头, a huge setback for a Blues squad now down 2-1 in the series.

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Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) crashes into St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) in the first period at the Enterprise Center during Game 3 of the second round of the NHL playoffs May 21, 2022.

Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) crashes into St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) in the first period at the Enterprise Center during Game 3 of the second round of the NHL playoffs May 21, 2022. (Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Kadri was talking about the collision during a postgame interview when he briefly paused and did a double-take, suggesting Binnington may have thrown a water bottle at him.

Just tried to poke the puck free, I think their weak side defenseman came over and kind of bumped me and that’s what caused the collision. 所以, I hope he’s all right,” Kadri said.

Not sure if he just threw a water bottle at me or not,” 他加了. “但, 我的意思是, not much I can do, man … I’m just going for the loose puck.

The Athletic 已报告 that Binnington did throw the water bottle.

赛后, Blues head coach Craig Berube said Binnington was being evaluated for a lower-body injury. The team announced Sunday that Binnington will miss the rest of the second-round series.

Berube addressed Kadri’s role in the collision.

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Look at Kadri’s reputation. That’s all I’ve got to say,” Berube told reporters.

Nazem Kadri (91) of the Colorado Avalanche collides with Jordan Binnington (50) and Calle Rosen (43) of the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Enterprise Center May 21, 2022, in St. 路易.

Nazem Kadri (91) of the Colorado Avalanche collides with Jordan Binnington (50) and Calle Rosen (43) of the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Enterprise Center May 21, 2022, in St. 路易. (Joe Puetz/NHLI via Getty Images)

When asked about Berube’s comment, Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said reputationdoesn’t mean anything.

It’s either a legal play or it’s not. We’ve talked about this with Naz and the way he’s trying to change his reputation, making sure that he’s playing through checks,” 贝德纳说. “That’s a legal play, and it’s unfortunate.

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper celebrates with teammates Nazem Kadri (91), Erik Johnson (6) and Andrew Cogliano (11) [object Window] 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of a second-round playoff series Saturday, 可能 21, 2022, in St. 路易.

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper celebrates with teammates Nazem Kadri (91), Erik Johnson (6) and Andrew Cogliano (11) [object Window] 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of a second-round playoff series Saturday, 可能 21, 2022, in St. 路易. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The series resumes with 游戏 4 Monday night in St. 路易.

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