Burakovsky not in Avalanche's lineup for Game 3

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Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky wasn't in the lineup for Colorado's 6-2 Game 3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

Burakovsky exited Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final shortly after taking a puck to the hand in the second period. He didn't travel with the Avalanche to Tampa on Sunday but was expected to join the team later on Monday after being evaluated.

The sniper has been a force against the Bolts. He scored the overtime winner in Game 1 and potted a goal and an assist before departing the Avs' 7-0 victory Saturday. Burakovsky also missed Games 2 and 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Edmonton Oilers with a lower-body injury.

Following the morning skate, Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said both Burakovsky and center Nazem Kadri are day-to-day, according to The Athletic's Peter Baugh.

Kadri hasn't played since getting boarded by Oilers forward Evander Kane in Game 3 of the conference finals. He continued to skate on his own Monday.

Burakovsky has three goals and five assists in 12 contests this postseason. He won a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals in 2018.

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Burakovsky not in Avalanche's lineup for Game 3
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