Defenseman Samuel Girard has left the Colorado Avalanche indefinitely due to health issues, a member of his entourage told TVA Nouvelles.
Robervalois missed the first game on November 13. He returned to the game the next two, collecting a goal and two assists. He hasn’t played since last Saturday, so he missed two more games.
Girard appears to have had recurring headaches for some time. He is currently being evaluated at a specialized clinic in the United States. It is still too early to say whether it is a concussion or some other problem.
The same source indicated that Girard’s indefinite absence is purely sports-related and that he may have returned to the game too soon.
His coach, Jared Bednar, cited personal reasons to explain the withdrawal on Wednesday.
“We’re in the unknown, so it’s definitely a concern,” admitted Samuel’s uncle, Roger Boutin, who was about to play his game in the adult leisure league.
In Roberval, people want the young 25-year-old defender to recover quickly.
“He is the only representative of Lac-Saint-Jean in the National League! We hope to see him on the ice again soon!” one man confided in us.
“I feel sorry for him,” added another. It must be difficult for the parents.”
Samuel’s parents declined our interview request.