Good afternoon everyone. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Jets of Winnipeg this afternoon at the Pepsi Center. Gamer time is 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm local and will be broadcast on Altitude with Moser’s radio call available as usual.
We celebrate a new player claimed off waivers once again. Mark Barberio will make his Avs debut today in another effort to conjure an NHL defensive lineup. Someone must have been put on IR to accommodate the FNG, probably Varly but if so it’s not been reported. Eric Gelinas was waived and cleared but remains on the roster for some reason.
Toots’ groin is still out, maybe they’re saving him for a big push before the deadline. Rennie Bork is also out after getting clobbered in the face on Wednesday. Some reports have it as a groin injury but I have my doubts. Tyson Barrie left practice early but is expected to play. Calvin will be in net.
Grigo - Mack - Mikko
Landy - Dutch - Nieto
Comeau - Big Carl - Iggy
Bad Andy - Malkin - Colby
Beauch - Barrie
Big Z - Goldbeef
Gelly - Barberio
Scratched: Weircioch (nacho), Rennie (???), Toots (groin)
Injured: EJ (broken leg), Varly (hip surgery)
Next game will be Tuesday against Barberio’s former team
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We continue the “82 songs the Avs might have considered instead of Delirious” feature today with “Check My Brain” by Fake Alice in Chains. Enjoy.