Cedric Paquette with KHL club Dynamo Moscow.
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Former NHLer Cedric Paquette played through playoffs with broken leg

Published March 25, 2024 at 2:35 PM

Former National Hockey League forward and Stanley Cup champion Cedric Paquette played through his team's playoff series recently with a significant injury.

According to Hockey Worldwide on Instagram, Paquette suffered a broken leg and played with the injury through eight games in the Kotinental Hockey League Playoffs in Russia with Dynamo Moscow.

"#Dynamo Moskva forward 🇨🇦Cédric Paquette played through the #KHL Playoffs with a broken leg.

He scored 7 (4+3) points in 8 games 💪

It is also reported that star forward 🇷🇺Nikita Gusev was playing with a serious fracture."

Paquette, 30, left North America in the summer of 2022 after spending the 2021-22 season with the Montreal Canadiens. That summer, he signed with Dynamo Minsk before joining Dynamo Moscow for the 2023-24 campaign.

In 57 games this season for Dynamo Moscow, Paquette recorded 35 points (22 goals, 13 assists), 27 penalty minutes and was a plus-six.

The Gaspe, Quebec native's play in Russia over the last two seasons should certainly earn him a contract here in North America, but given his injury, it'll be interesting to how things play out over the summer months and if an NHL team gives him an opportunity, potentially on a professional tryout.

March 25   |   77 answers
Former NHLer Cedric Paquette played through playoffs with broken leg

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