Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Hurricanes of North Carolina tonight at the Pepsi Center. Game time is 10:00pm in the ET, 8:00pm in the Mountain and can be seen on Altitude and GCL. Moser's radio call will be available from the Avs site as usual.
Semyon Varlamov takes back his place in the nets after Yogi's California weekend.
Brandon Gormley makes his Avalanche debut paired with Nick Holden. To steal a line from SH, it looks like Roy is tiring of putting Brad Stuart in the lineup only to have Bad Stuart show up. It makes one wonder what the long term strategy is for dealing with an expensive vet who can't keep his place in the lineup even when (very) lightly used. This is a great situation for Gormley, a good game (or 2!) and he's got the 7th spot and a chance at the 6th. Root hard for the new guy!
As you might have noticed, Borna Rendulic is no longer on the roster. Coach Roy said he had no plans to play him so off to San Antonio he goes and we roll with 11F/7D if something unexpected happens.
This is game 2 of Tyson Barrie's 3-game timeout. We will see him again next Tuesday vs Las Panteras.
Mikko - Dutch - Iggy
Landy - Mack - Tangs
Comeau - Sods - Smooth Johnny
Cody - Grigo - SkilSaw
Beauch - EJ
Z - Guenin
Gormley - Holden
Suspended: Barrie (2nd of 3)
Injured: Winchester (UBI)