Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Golden Knights of Vegas tonight at the Pepsi Center. Game time is 9pm ET, 7pm local and will be broadcast on Altitude and joined in progress on NHLN at some point. Moser’s radio call will be available as usual.
The Avs go a little young tonight since the OHL guys (Barron, Timmins) have their season begin on Thursday among other reasons. Spencer Martin gets the start in net, Varly should be in vs Dallas. Gotta say that I’m really stoked for Duncan Siemens tonight, gets to start on the top pair with Erik Johnson. Hope he kills it. Alex Kerfoot gets a huge test on the top line with Mack and Mikko. He looks good here and vets should start sweating.
Injury news: Mark Barberio was back in regular practice yesterday and Julien Nantel skated with the other wounded for the first time. Tyson Barrie joined the wounded today but Tyson Jost did not. Doesn’t sound like Joe Colborne is very close to skating yet and there’s been no news at all on Shawn St-Amant.
Kerfoot – Mack – Mikko
Aggz – Beaudin – Rocco
Barron (A) – Big Carl – Nieto
Lewis (ATO) – Toninato – Bourque
Duncan – EJ
Geertsen – Timmins (A)
Cowen (PTO) – Meloche
Scratched: A whole boatload of guys
Injured: Wilson (?BI), Barrie (UBI), Nantel (UBI), Jost (groin), Colborne (back), St-Amant (wrist area)
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