Here's what the projected lineups could look like for Thursday's game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. The Sens held a full practice, while the Avalanche had an optional skate, after their overtime victory in Columbus Wednesday night:
Milan Michalek – Stephane Da Costa – Daniel Alfredsson
Colin Greening – Jason Spezza – Mika Zibanejad
Nick Foligno – Peter Regin – Chris Neil
Zack Smith – Bobby Butler
Filip Kuba – Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips – David Rundblad
Jared Cowen – Sergei Gonchar
Craig Anderson will get his fourth-straight start in goal, with Alex Auld serving as backup.
Zenon Konopka skated with the fourth line in Tuesday's practice, but head coach Paul MacLean has made him a healthy scratch, along with Erik Condra and Nikita Filatov. MacLean did not specify who will be playing with Smith and Butler, so expect some line juggling, possibly with Colin Greening and Peter Regin seeing time on the fourth line.
MacLean is also going with seven defensemen, with Brian Lee returning to the lineup after being named a healthy scratch in Tuesday’s game against the Wild.
Thursday night will also be the debut of Ottawa's Heritage jersey.
Peter Mueller – Matt Duchene – Milan Hejduk
David Jones – Paul Stastny – Chuck Kobasew
Gabriel Landeskog – Ryan O'Reilly – Daniel Winnik
Cody McLeod – Jay McClement – TJ Galiardi
Shane O'Brien – Kyle Quincey
Erik Johnson – Jan Hejda
Ryan Wilson – Ryan O'Byrne
Jean-Sebastien Giguere gets his first start of the season Thursday night, with Semyon Varlamov serving as backup.