Pavel Francouz of the Colorado Avalanche.
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Pavel Francouz on the brink retirement due to serious injury

Published March 25, 2024 at 6:59 PM

After a bright start to his NHL career at a late age, it has now been revealed that Pavel Francouz's promising career may be coming to an early end.

At 33-years of age, Pavel Francouz has just six years of NHL experience under his belt with the Colorado Avalanche, but his 2023-24 campaign ended before it could begin with a tough lower body injury.

Unfortunately, that injury could now see the end of his playing career, as reported by Avalanche Insider Meghan Angley;

Chris MacFarland described Pavel Francouz's situation as akin to retirement based on the nature/timing of his injury. Said he's not currently planning to ramp up to return to play.

After three straight seasons with a GAA under 2.65, the Avalanche believed they'd found a key piece of their goaltending group for years to come, but unfortunately, things aren't looking promising. Francouz reportedly revealed that he's not planning on ramping up a return from this injury to play, which isn't a good sign, so we hope things can change soon.

More details to follow if/when an official announcement comes from Francouz or the Avalanche organization.

Source: Pavel Francouz May Be Headed For Retirement
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Pavel Francouz on the brink retirement due to serious injury

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