Avalanche’s Girard to receive care from the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program
Girard will return to the Avalanche when cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators.
TORONTO/NEW YORK (Nov. 24, 2023) – The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association announced today that Samuel Girardof the Colorado Avalanche will be unavailable to his Club for an indefinite period while he receives care from the Player Assistance Program of the NHLPA and NHL.
Under the terms of the joint program, Girard will continue to be paid while receiving treatment. He will return to the Club when cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators.