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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, who left Saturday’s 5-2 Game 3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche with a knee injury, will be out for Game 4, according to an ESPN report Sunday.

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Binnington was injured 6:45 into Saturday’s game after Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri and Blues defenseman Calle Rosen crashed into him in the net. Binnington tried some agility drills but was not able to continue.

No penalty was assessed on the play.

Ville Husso replaced Binnington and finished with 19 saves for the Blues, who trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series.

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Binnington, 28, started 37 games in the net for the Blues this season, posting an 18-14-4 record with a 3.13 goals-against average and .901 save percentage.

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The GAA and save percentage represent career-worst marks since Binnington joined the regular rotation in 2018-19. He has elevated his play during the postseason, notching a 1.72 goals-against average and .949 save percentage.

Binnington threw a water bottle at Kadri during a postgame interview in response to the play.

Kadri previously received an eight-game suspension for an illegal check against Blues defenseman Justin Faulk in 2021.

“Look at Kadri’s reputation,” St. Louis coach Craig Berube said in response to questioning about the play. “That’s all I’ve got to say.”


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