DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche placed defenseman Erik Johnson on injured reserve today because of a groin injury and called up defenseman Stefan Elliott from the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey League.
Elliott will be available for tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at Pepsi Center. Elliott, 20, had two goals, seven assists and a plus-five rating with Lake Erie. He was a second-round pick (49th overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.
These are the projected lineups for tonight’s game between the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center:
Ryan Smyth – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jordan Eberle
Taylor Hall – Shawn Horcoff – Ales Hemsky
Ryan Jones – Eric Belanger – Sam Gagner
Darcy Hordichuk – Anton Lander – Lennart Petrell
Ladislav Smid – Tom Gilbert
Theo Peckham – Jeff Petry
Colten Teubert – Taylor Chorney
Devan Dubnyk is expected to start in goal with Nikolai Khabibulin as the backup.
Matt Duchene – Paul Stastny – Milan Hejduk
Gabriel Landeskog – Ryan O’Reilly – Daniel Winnik
Cody McLeod – TJ Galiardi – David Jones
Kevin Porter – Jay McClement – Chuck Kobasew
Kyle Quincey, Shane O’Brien
Jan Hejda, Stefan Elliott
Ryan Wilson, Ryan O’Byrne
Semyon Varlamov is expected to start in goal with Jean-Sebastien Giguere as the backup.