Duvie Wescott, Jason Chimera and Ole-Kristian Tollefson won't have to worry about facing the Sheriff tonight if they pull a repeat of their cheap-shot act against the Avalanche. Scott Parker did not travel with the team and will miss the game due to the flu.
However, Ian Laperriere was activated from IR today and may play tonight. And that, as they say, is a good thing.
To make room for Lappy, the Avalanche sent Wyatt Smith to Lake Erie (AHL). The Smith fiasco has been well covered, so I won't pile on. I will, however, mention that it will be nice to avoid hearing announcers clarify that Wyatt Smith is not related to Ryan Smyth.