On November 16, Vladislav Kamenev made his debut for the Colorado Avalanche after being traded as part of the Matt Duchene deal. Kamenev would only last 27 minutes in his first game.
In the second period, 37-year-old veteran Brooks Orpik stepped up in the neutral zone and landed a big hit on the rookie forward. The hit broken the prospect’s arm.
Two days later, Kamenev posted a photo from the hospital. With scratches on his face and giving a thumbs up, the Avalanche forward showed off his broken forearm either before or after undergoing surgery.
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“I wanna thank you all for the great wishes and support!” Kamenev wrote on Instagram. “I’ll be back soon! 👍🏻 ”
According to the Denver Post’s Mike Chambers, Kamenev is out indefinitely due to the hit.
Vladislav Kamenev: broken arm, out indefinitely. Was playing in his first game with #Avs, third NHL game
— Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers) November 17, 2017
Kamenev absorbed the hit on his left side.
When he skated off the ice, Altitude Sports and Entertainment cameras captured Kamenev’s grotesquely broken forearm.
After the game, head coach Jared Bednar said the Avalanche “know what they have” in Kamenev and will patiently wait for his return.
We hope it comes sooner than expected.
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