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Avalanche forward Tanguay could have surgery

Saturday, 01.04.2014 / 11:13 AM

By Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Avalanche forward Tanguay could have surgery

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said he would know early next week whether injured right wing Alex Tanguay will need hip surgery.

Tanguay has been sidelined since he sustained knee and hip injuries in a Nov. 2 game against the Montreal Canadiens.

"Monday or Tuesday will be a big test for him," Roy said. "He's going to skate and if it goes well, we'll keep going [with his rehab program]. If it's not, then we're probably going to have to have surgery for his hip. That's where we are."

The Avalanche have gone 2-0-1 in the first three games of their seven-game homestand heading into the game Saturday against the San Jose Sharks at Pepsi Center.

The teams didn't have a morning skate because of the afternoon start.

Here are projected lineups for the Avalanche and Sharks:

AVALANCHE

Gabriel Landeskog -- Paul Stastny -- Ryan O'Reilly

Maxime Talbot -- Matt Duchene -- Jamie McGinn

Cody McLeod -- John Mitchell -- Nathan MacKinnon

Brad Malone -- Marc-Andre Cliche -- Patrick Bordeleau

Erik Johnson -- Jan Hejda

Andre Benoit -- Cory Sarich

Nick Holden -- Nate Guenin

Semyon Varlamov

Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Scratched: Tyson Barrie, Ryan Wilson

Injured: PA Parenteau (knee), Alex Tanguay (knee, hip)

SHARKS

Joe Pavelski - Joe Thornton - Brent Burns

Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Matt Nieto

Bracken Kearns - Freddie Hamilton - Tyler Kennedy

James Sheppard - Andrew Desjardins - Mike Brown

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Jason Demers

Matt Irwin - Dan Boyle

Brad Stuart - Justin Braun

Antti Niemi

Alex Stalock

Scratched: Scott Hannan, John McCarthy

Injured: Tommy Wingels (upper body), Martin Havlat (lower body) Tomas Hertl (right knee surgery), Raffi Torres (knee surgery), Adam Burish (back surgery)

Quote of the Day

It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness