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Avalanche star player leaves the team with security team

Published April 23, 2023 at 6:03 PM
BY RYAN
In a highly-anticipated match-up, the Colorado Avalanche managed to secure a 6-4 victory against the Seattle Kraken, taking a 2-1 series lead in the process. The game was also noteworthy for being the first-ever playoff game held at the newly-built Climate Pledge Arena. Despite being without a key player in their lineup, the Avalanche managed to pull off an impressive win.

However, the absence of forward Valerie Nichushkin from the Colorado lineup was definitely felt during the game. Reports indicate that Nichushkin left the team hotel in the middle of the night with security and has not returned. The exact reason for his sudden departure remains unclear, leaving fans and analysts alike speculating about what may have happened.

Things floating around twitter re: Nichushkin

- Could be an indefinite leave but he could be back for Game 4
- Apparently left team hotel for the Airport with a security team
- No longer in Seattle
- Agent nor team will explain further


Very strange, hope everything is ok





Nichushkin's agent gave the following response:

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