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Projected lineups for Blue Jackets, Avalanche

Monday, 04.15.2013 / 2:46 PM

By Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Blue Jackets, Avalanche

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov has recovered from a hip injury that caused him to miss three games, so the team on Monday reassigned rookie goalie Sami Aittokallio to the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League.

Varlamov will dress as Jean-Sebastien Giguere's backup Monday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Center Chuck Kobasew will replace Mark Olver on the fourth line. Kobasew missed eight games with a back injury.

For the Blue Jackets, Brandon Dubinsky will move from left wing to center on the second line, replacing injured center Artem Anisimov. Anisimov is listed as day-to-day after sustaining a head injury on a hit from the Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle in the first period Saturday in the Blue Jackets' 3-2 shootout win. Blake Comeau, who was a healthy scratch the past two games, will play left wing on the fourth line.

Here are the projected lineups for Monday's game:

BLUE JACKETS

Vinny ProspalMark LetestuMarian Gaborik

Matt CalvertBrandon DubinskyCam Atkinson

RJ UmbergerRyan JohansenNick Foligno

Blake ComeauDerek MacKenzieJared Boll

Fedor TyutinJack Johnson

James WisniewskiAdrian Aucoin

Nikita NikitinDalton Prout

Sergei Bobrovsky

Michael Leighton

Scratched: Tim Erixon, Colton Gillies

Injured: Artem Anisimov (head)

AVALANCHE

John MitchellMatt DuchenePA Parenteau

Cody McLeodRyan O'Reilly -- Gabriel Landeskog

Jamie McGinnPaul StastnyDavid Jones

Patrick BordeleauChuck KobasewDavid Van Der Gulik

Greg ZanonTyson Barrie

Jan HejdaStefan Elliott

Matt HunwickShane O'Brien

Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Semyon Varlamov

Scratched: Milan Hejduk, Mark Olver, Aaron Palushaj

Injured: Steve Downie (knee), Erik Johnson (hand), Ryan Wilson (ankle)

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