Makar misses clash vs. Kings with lower-body injury
Colorado Avalanche superstar Cale Makar was unavailable to suit up for Sunday's clash against the Los Angeles Kings due to a lower-body injury, head coach Jared Bednar announced pregame.
Makar missed the final few minutes of regulation and the entire overtime during Saturday's shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Bednar said he didn't know if Makar would miss time beyond Sunday's game, according to the Denver Post's Corey Masisak. The Avalanche play the Ducks again Tuesday.
Makar's appeared in all of Colorado's 23 games this season prior to Sunday's contest, leading the club with 34 points while averaging more than 24 minutes of ice time per outing. Multiple ailments limited the 2022 Norris and Conn Smythe winner to 60 appearances last season.
Sunday's tilt between the Avalanche and Kings featured two of the best teams in the Western Conference. Both clubs entered the marquee matchup having won seven of their past 10 games, but Los Angeles prevailed with a convincing 4-1 victory.