The teams are playing for the first time since the Avalanche acquired Talbot from the Flyers in exchange for forward Steve Downie on Oct. 31.
Talbot has three goals and six assists in 28 games since the trade and has been one of the Avalanche's top penalty killers. The Avalanche have gone 14-10-4 since the trade and enter Thursday in third place in the Central Division.
"It's fun," Talbot said. "I look forward to these games. It's exciting. You play against 20 guys that you battled with and that you know, the coaching staff, everybody. So it's always exciting and a little bit of fun. You look forward to it."