TRAIKOS: Kadri is OT hero in return as Avalanche take 3-1 series lead in Stanley Cup final

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Jun 23, 2022  •  42 minutes ago  •  5 minute read  •  Join the conversation

Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri, right, celebrates with Nico Sturm, left, and Jack Johnson after scoring a goal in overtime to defeat the Lightning 3-2 in Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice /Getty Images Article content

TAMPA, Fla. — Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take a minimum of six weeks for a broken bone to fully heal.

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Nazem Kadri managed to shave that recovery time in half.

The Colorado Avalanche forward, who required surgery to repair a thumb that had been broken on June 4, miraculously returned to the ice for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday. It could be that Kadri’s a quick healer. But chances are the thumb was not 100% healed. 

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Then again, everybody’s banged up at this time of year. “It’s just about managing, I guess, the pain he’s dealing with,” said Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar.

Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri, left, defends against Ondrej Palat, right, of the Lightning during the third period in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, June 22, 2022.…

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