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Various Avalanche Moves and Injury Updates

In honor of our lovely new site design, the Colorado Avalanche are undergoing a slight redesign of their own this week. Lots and lots of interesting updates, some (all?) have been reported already, but here they are all in one place.

First, the Highlander will return on Wednesday. That's the good news. The bad news? He's skating on a line with Matt Duchene and...Marek Svatos. Enough said.

To make room for McLeod, Brian Willsie was reassigned. Willsie put 4 more games under his belt and is now just 20 games away from qualifying for a full NHL pension.

Peter Budaj, who was rocking a little beard on the bench on Sunday, will finally get his first start of the season on Wednesday. And there was much rejoicing.

On the walking wounded front, Tom Preissing took part in full-contact practice for the first time this season which means we'll soon have an answer to the following question: What the hell are we going to do with Tom Preissing?

Darcy Tucker took part in many of the practice drills today. Matt Hendricks and Ruslan Salei skated with Tucker before practice, but did not stick around for the drills (slackers).