Samuel Girard involved in car accident

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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard was involved in a car accident in Quebec over the weekend, according to RDS. Thankfully, the 20-year-old didn’t suffer a serious injury.

The one-car accident occurred on Route 169 in Quebec, after Girard fell asleep at the wheel while he was traveling to Montreal for off-season workouts.

Girard was taken to a nearby hospital, but he came away from the accident without injury.

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As you can tell from the above photo, his Chevrolet Camaro was pretty banged up after the incident occurred. Again, the most important thing is that Girard came away unharmed.

Girard was involved in a three-way trade that saw him go from Nashville to Colorado in the 2017-18 season. He finished his rookie year with four goals and 23 points in 73 games this season.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.