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David Jones Expected To Play

Despite suffering what appeared to be a serious leg injury on Friday during game 2 against the Wild, Avalanche rookie David Jones is expected to play tonight in game 3.

In an article about Peter Forsberg's ability to play stellar hockey despite never practicing, Adrian Dater notes that Jones will indeed be playing tonight:

...Quenneville said everybody who played Friday is likely to play tonight, and that includes rookie David Jones.

Jones made a quick recovery from a left ankle injury, practicing at what seemed to be full speed after departing from Xcel Energy Center on Friday night in a walking cast.

"It hurt a lot in the game, and I couldn't finish it," Jones said. "But that day off really took care of it. I iced it all day, and it feels great."

Forsberg took the weekend off to rest, and so did Ian Laperriere.  But, their teammates seem unconcerned about their absences from practice.

And also according to the article, it seems Scott Parker is back in action, too, but he probably won't see any ice time in the playoffs since he doesn't really play hockey that well.  That said, if the relentlessly cheap play from the Wild continues, it wouldn't kill Coach Q to send Parker out on a shift or two in game 4.  Derek Boogaard could probably use a black eye.