Avalanche’s Kadri, Cogliano ‘not yet’ ruled out for Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Colorado's Nazem Kadri, far left, and Andrew Cogliano, bottom right, are both recovering from hand injuries. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

There’s a possibility that the Colorado Avalanche could have Nazem Kadri or Andrew Cogliano in the lineup for the first game of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night. Maybe even both.

The two forwards skated again Sunday morning in their bid to recover in time for Game 1 of the series.

Asked if he’d ruled them out yet, head coach Jared Bednar replied: “Not yet.”

Kadri left Game 3 of the Western Conference Final after taking a cross-check from Evander Kane, who drew a one-game suspension for the hit. Cogliano was hurt after blocking a shot with his right hand in Game 4. Cogliano went through the post-series handshake line extending his left hand.

Kadri has six goals and eight assist in these playoffs, while Cogliano plays a primary role on the penalty-kill unit. 

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