Avalanche goalie Theodore leaves game against Canucks with hip injury

Author:
Publish date:

Theodore, in search of his 150th NHL win, wasn't busy in the first period. He made the toughest of his six saves during a flurry in the final minute. He wasn't visibly injured when the period ended, but Peter Budaj was in net to start the second period. Theodore stayed on the bench and the team announced that a hip injury would keep him out the rest of the game.

Theodore entered with a 7-7-1 record, a 3.06 goals-against average, and .902 save percentage. But he has struggled to keep the No. 1 job ahead of Budaj, who has better numbers and started four of the previous seven games. Theodore was 3-0 against the Canucks, stopping 90 of 95 shots this season.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_10315129_168394049_lowres
Play

Ho-Sang Hopes to 'Give Everything I Have' to the Maple Leafs

Trying to find his footing in the world of professional hockey, home is where forward Josh Ho-Sang hopes to turn over a new Leaf.

USATSI_15615646
Play

2022 Olympic Hockey Roster Prediction: Sweden

The Tre Kronor will be repped by savvy veterans at every position and enough skill to go far. Can the Swedes be golden once again?

Kirill Kaprizov
Play

Face-to-Face Meeting Got Kaprizov Deal Done for Guerin, Wild

These complex contract negotiations between the Minnesota Wild and Kirill Kaprizov were crawling closer and closer to training camp, and neither side wanted to cope with such a distraction for the budding star left wing. And then everything came together.