WINNIPEG -- The Colorado Avalanche (7-12-1) will have goaltender Semyon Varlamov in the lineup when they finish a seven-game road trip against the Winnipeg Jets (10-9-2) at MTS Centre on Monday (8 p.m. ET; ALT, TSN3).
Varlamov has missed the past seven games because of a groin injury. He returns after Colorado has lost three consecutive games and been outscored 16-7 in that stretch.
"We're very happy to have him back," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. "But [Varlamov] needs to be the [Varlamov] of two [seasons] ago. For us to win games he needs to be our best player, and this is how we view our team."
The Jets will be without their No. 1 goaltender. Ondrej Pavelec was placed on injured reserve Monday because of a significant knee sprain that he sustained in a collision with Shane Doan of the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. He is expected to be out through at least December, according to Jets coach Paul Maurice.