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Avalanche star Nazem Kadri returns for Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

Avalanche star forward Nazem Kadri returned to the Colorado lineup Wednesday night for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Kadri had been sidelined since suffering a thumb injury during Game 3 of the Western Conference final vs. the Edmonton Oilers, when he took a hard hit into the boards from Evander Kane, and underwent surgery on June 6.

Through 12 games played in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, Kadri has six goals and eight assists. He posted 28 goals and 59 assists during the regular season.

The Avalanche entered Wednesday’s Game 4 up 2-1 on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Colorado is looking to capture its first Stanley Cup title since 2001.

(Photo: Ron Chenoy / USA Today)

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