Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Kings of Los Angeles tonight at the Pepsi Center. Game time is 9pm in the ET, 7 Mountain and will be broadcast on AltRadio950 for your listening pleasure.
The Avs get their first infusion of talent from the WCH2016 participants tonight when Semyon Varlamov, Erik Johnson and Nathan MacKinnon join the lineup. Spencer Martin also makes his pre-season debut. That leaves just Soderberg, Duchene, Landeskog, Mitchell, Corbett and Sanford as players still on the roster but not involved in a pre-season game yet and not known to be injured. I’m guessing the latter 3 are injured however. Side note - JT Compher is playing in his 3rd straight, only guy on the roster to do so.
Bourke, Elson, Sislo, Rene Bourque, Grigo, Martinsen, Mack, O’Brien, Compher, Henley, Greer, Gabe Bourque
Bigras, EJ, Duncan, Z, Weircioch, Lindholm
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The Avs get a break until Tuesday when Minny comes to town. Duchene should be back by then and Landy/Carl in the lineup. The Avalanche are on a 2 game win streak, so this is a biggie.