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The Colorado Avalanche are back in action tonight. They are taking on the St-Louis Blues. Here's a Preview of the action.

 

In their drive for consecutive postseason berths, the Avalanche likely won't have Kyle Quincey (shoulder surgery) or Tomas Fleischmann (blood clots in lungs). Peter Mueller (concussion), David Jones (shoulder) and Ryan O'Reilly (shoulder) are also injured.

 

Oh, and more about the Matt Duchene Vodka thing, he is trying to clear things up, via his Twitter.

"Heard I was pretty candid tonight, had no clue it'd be live like that," Duchene tweeted.

"Oh and btw, the vodka thing wasn't a personal thing, it was a joke amongst our group! Don't take it how I said it," Duchene tweeted two minutes later.

 

Adrian Dater has a Peter Forsberg article for Sports Illustrated

 

"I don't think there's any doubt he'd make the Hall of Fame," his longtime former Colorado and Quebec teammate, Joe Sakic, says of Forsberg. "I might be biased, but I think he was the best two-way player in the league for a lot of years. There was nothing he couldn't do."


Yahoo sports looks at five men whose hockey careers were cut short.

When Lindros was traded from the Quebec Nordiques to the Philadelphia Flyers, the major player on the other end of that trade was Peter Forsberg. Like Lindros, Forsberg started his career in the NHL impressively, scoring 116 points in 1995-96 after winning the Calder Memorial Trophy the year before and winning the Stanley Cup as a member of the Colorado Avalanche in 1996.

 

TSN looks into who might be the most active come Trade Deadline day.

What could make things interesting is that teams on the playoff bubble such as the Atlanta Thrashers, Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes and St. Louis Blues all have plenty of cap space at their disposal.