The Colorado Avalanche couldn’t catch a break in game three with the result of the game, but also with the injury to defenseman Tyson Barrie. Barrie would bring the puck up the right side of the ice and Wild forward Matt Cooke would blatantly go knee-to-knee with Barrie, sending him down the ice. Avs fans have been irate with the play as they should be. They are losing a key part of their power-play unit and perhaps their best offensive defenseman. If you did not see the play, down below is the video. Also, Matt Cooke is scheduled for an in-person meeting in New York City Wednesday, which he can face up to a ten-game suspension.
With the injury to Barrie and the uncertainty of forward Patrick Bordeleau who got slashed on the hand, the Avalanche recalled their 2010 first-round pick Joey Hishon from the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).
Roy said he will evaluate Hishon at practice tomorrow to decide whether to put him in the lineup for Game 4 or not
— Adrian Dater (@adater) April 22, 2014
Hishon would encounter a severe concussion in ’11 Memorial Cup as he would miss the entire 2011-12′ season thereafter. It took the youngster a while to get back onto the ice but he appeared in 50 games this season for Colorado’s affiliate, collecting 10 goals and 24 points. Patrick Roy will decide on the status of Joey Hishon following practice as noted above, but what could get better than making your NHL debut in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?
Also, with Tyson Barrie out, Patrick Roy will have defenseman Ryan Wilson take his place. Wilson has appeared in 28 games this season, collecting 6 points (6 assists) with a plus/minus of +1.