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The Worst Is Confirmed For This Player After Announcement

Published March 26, 2024 at 3:24 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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The Colorado Avalanche and their fans received sobering news regarding goaltender Pavel Francouz's future in hockey.

General Manager Chris MacFarland dropped a bombshell, indicating that Francouz may never return to the ice due to a lingering injury.

Francouz's journey with the Avalanche includes a significant high: winning the Stanley Cup in 2022. Despite initially serving as a backup, he rose to the occasion during the playoffs, delivering stellar performances when called upon.

However, his fortunes took a downturn with a lower-body injury sidelining him for the entirety of the current season.


"Chris MacFarland described Pavel Francouz's situation as akin to retirement based on the nature/timing of his injury. Said he's not currently planning to ramp up to return to play."


MacFarland's recent statement suggests that Francouz's injury is severe enough to potentially end his career prematurely. This revelation comes as a tough blow to both Francouz and his teammates.

Despite the adversity, the 33-year-old goaltender can take pride in his contributions to the Avalanche's championship run, leaving an indelible mark on hockey history.

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