Avalanche goalie Aittokallio leaves game with injury

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Colorado Avalanche goalie Sami Aittokallio, making his NHL debut at the age of 20, left Thursday’s game against the L.A. Kings in the third period due to injury.

The Kings scored twice in less than two minutes in the first half of the opening period to take a 2-0 lead over the Avalanche, but Aittokallio settled down after that, stopping 23 of 25 shots faced before he was forced from the game.

Update: The Avalanche sent out a tweet following Thursday’s game, paraphrasing head coach Joe Sacco as saying¬†Aittokallio left the game with serious cramps.