Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Ducks of Anaheim tonight at the Pepsi Center. Game time is 9:00pm ET, 7:00pm local and will be broadcast on Altitude 2 with Moser’s radio call available as usual.
The Avs returned from their bye week to a vigorous practice including push-ups and a bag skate yesterday. Matt Nieto impressed in his 1st game since getting claimed off waivers so he is now a top-6 forward. Varly is once again ready to play after his 17th groin injury during his Avs career. Francois Beauchemin’s turnovers and incompetent play return to the lineup after a game off for illness, Eric Gelinas undeservedly makes room. Smooth Johnny Mitchell and Joltin’ Joe Colborne are your forward scratches.
On a positive note, Erik Johnson is out of the boot and should begin skating around the All-Star Break.
Landy - Mack - Mikko
Nieto - Dutch - Rennie
Comeau - Big Carl - Iggy
Cody - Grigo - Bad Andy
Z - Barrie
Toots - Weircioch
Beauch - Goldbeef
Scratched: Malkin/Colby/Gelly (nacho)
Injured: EJ (broken leg)
Next game will be Saturday afternoon against the Preds
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We continue the “82 songs the Avs might have considered instead of Delirious” feature today with “Pigs” by Cypress Hill. Enjoy.