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Projected lineups for Sharks, Avalanche

Tuesday, 12.13.2011 / 4:28 PM

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

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Projected lineups for Sharks, Avalanche
DENVER -- These are the projected lineups for tonight’s game between the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center:

SHARKS

Joe Pavelski - Joe Thornton - Torrey Mitchell
Ryan Clowe - Logan Couture - Martin Havlat
Jamie McGinn - Patrick Marleau - Michal Handzus
Brad Winchester - Andrew Desjardins - Andrew Murray

Dan Boyle - Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Jason Demers - Brent Burns
Colin White - Justin Braun

Antti Niemi
Thomas Greiss

INJURIES: D Douglas Murray (upper body) and D Jim Vandermeer (upper body) are out.

AVALANCHE

Matt Duchene - Paul Stastny - TJ Galiardi
Gabriel Landeskog - Ryan O'Reilly - Milan Hejduk
Daniel Winnik - Jay McClement - David Jones
Matt Hunwick - Brad Malone - Cody McLeod

Kyle Quincey - Shane O'Brien
Erik Johnson - Stefan Elliott
Jan Hejda - Ryan O'Byrne

Semyon Varlamov
Jean-Sebastien Giguere

INJURIES: RW Chuck Kobasew (head), LW Peter Mueller (head), C Mark Olver (head), D Ryan Wilson (head) and RW Brandon Yip (leg) are out.

LW Kevin Porter has two games remaining on his four-game suspension for his knee-on-knee hit against Vancouver’s David Booth on Dec. 6.
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