Here are the projected lineups for a game between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Saturday:
Jamie McGinn – Matt Duchene – P.A. Parenteau
Gabriel Landeskog – Paul Stastny – David Jones
Cody McLeod – David Mitchell – Milan Hejduk
Aaron Palushaj – Mark Olver - Chuck Kobasew
Jan Hejda – Tyson Barrie
Greg Zanon – Stefan Elliott
Matt Hunwick – Ryan O’Byrne
Scratches: Patrick Bordeleau, Shane O’Brien, Michael Sgarbossa
Injured: Steve Downie (knee), Erik Johnson (head), Ryan Wilson (ankle)
Landeskog is expected to return after he missed 11 games with head and leg injuries, the former from a Jan.26 hit by Brad Stuart of the San Jose Sharks.
Hejduk should also return after he had a torso injury Wednesday.
Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Trevor Lewis – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Jordan Nolan
Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Dustin Penner
Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
Rob Scuderi – Slava Voynov
Keaton Ellerby – Davis Drewiske
Scratches: Simon Gagne, Brad Richardson, Andrew Campbell
Injured: Matt Greene (back), Alec Martinez (upper body), Willie Mitchell (knee)
Martinez has been skating but has not taken contact yet.
Coach Darryl Sutter earlier this week reunited the Brown-Kopitar-Williams line for the first time since last season. Brown responded with a goal Wednesday against the Calgary Flames to end a seven-game goal-less spell.
Sutter also promoted Lewis to the second line recently as Lewis has a goal and two assists in his past two games.