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Avalanche’s Valeri Nichushkin enters NHL/NHLPA Gamers Help Program

Getty Images Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin has entered the NHL/NHLPA Players Assistance Program, according to a joint statement from the NHL and NHL Players Association.  Nichushkin didn’t play in Colorado’s most recent game on Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs and didn’t appear on the ice during Monday’s practice at the Bell Center in

Avalanche’s Valeri Nichushkin enters NHL/NHLPA Gamers Help Program

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Colorado Avalanche ahead Valeri Nichushkin has entered the NHL/NHLPA Gamers Help Program, in accordance with a joint assertion from the NHL and NHL Gamers Affiliation. 

Nichushkin did not play in Colorado’s most up-to-date recreation on Saturday towards the Toronto Maple Leafs and did not seem on the ice throughout Monday’s follow on the Bell Middle in Montreal. Colorado head coach Jared Bednar said that Nichushkin was sick previous to Saturday’s recreation.

It marks the second time that Nichushkin has been away from the crew previously eight months. Nichushkin missed the ultimate 5 video games of the crew’s opening-round playoff collection towards the Seattle Kraken in April for private causes.

Nichushkin had left the crew in Seattle following a police report that said that an intoxicated girl had been in his lodge room. Nonetheless, the Avalanche by no means confirmed what occurred, however did welcome him again to the crew when coaching camp started in September.

With Nichushkin set to overlook time, he is the second Avalanche participant that has entered this system this season. Defenseman Samuel Girard was away from the crew for six weeks after searching for remedy for anxiousness and despair that resulted in alcohol abuse.

Nichushkin at present has 22 targets and 20 assists in 40 video games this season and was on tempo to file new career-highs in a number of offensive classes. In 5 video games through the month of January, the Avalanche winger has registered 5 targets and one help.

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