The Colorado Avalanche say local law enforcement are working with the NHL team to investigate threats made to forward Nazem Kadri after Game 3 of a Western Conference semifinal against the host St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
“The Avalanche organization is aware of threats made toward Nazem Kadri and is working with local law enforcement to investigate,” the team said in a statement on Sunday.
Kadri, while chasing a loose puck, bowled over Blues goalie Jordan Binnington in the first period.
The Blues announced Sunday that Binnington will miss the rest of the series with a lower-body injury.
Akim Aliu, the co-founder of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, tweeted earlier Sunday he had talked to Kadri about the threats.
Kadri, after the game, said he thought Binnington threw a water bottle at him during a post-game interview on TNT.
In last year’s playoff series against the Blues, Kadri received an eight-game suspension for a hit to the head of Justin Faulk.