CALGARY -- Colorado Avalanche
coach Joe Sacco isn't sure if he'll have forward Kevin Porter
at his disposal tonight against the Calgary Flames
Porter is scheduled to have a hearing with the NHL later today concerning a kneeing infraction on David Booth
in Tuesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks
"The hearing is set for today so I'll know more after the hearing," Sacco said.
The Avalanche coach does know he will be without both Ryan Wilson
and Paul Stastny
tonight. Wilson suffered a head injury against Vancouver while a torso injury will keep Stastny out.
"Both players will be out of the lineup tonight," Sacco said. "They're still day-to-day right now."
That's bad news for the Avalanche, who have lost eight consecutive games to the Flames dating back to Oct. 28, 2010.
The team will turn to Jean-Sebastien Giguere
in hopes of stopping that skid. Giguere has a 4-3-0 record this season with a 1.81 goals-against-average and .925 save percentage.
"We have back-to-back games coming up here tonight and tomorrow in Edmonton," Sacco said. "My plan all along was to make sure Jiggy got in one of those games and decided he's played well against these guys. We'll give him another crack at them."
- Matt Duchene
- Brandon Yip
- Ryan O'Reilly
- Milan Hejduk
- Jay McClement
- Chuck Kobasew
- Kevin Porter
- David Jones
- Shane O'Brien
- Stefan Elliott
- Ryan O'Byrne