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Projected lineups for Capitals, Avalanche

Saturday, 12.17.2011 / 4:11 PM

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

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Projected lineups for Capitals, Avalanche
DENVER – These are the projected lineups for tonight’s game between the Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center:

CAPITALS

Alex OvechkinNicklas BackstromAlexander Semin
Troy BrouwerMarcus JohanssonJeff Halpern
Jason ChimeraBrooks LaichJoel Ward
Matt HendricksMathieu PerreaultMike Knuble

Karl AlznerJohn Carlson
John ErskineDennis Wideman
Roman HamrlikDmitry Orlov

Michal Neuvirth
Tomas Vokoun

Injuries: RW Jay Beagle (concussion), D Mike Green (groin) and D Tom Poti (groin) are out.

AVALANCHE

Matt DuchenePaul StastnyDaniel Winnik
Gabriel Landeskog – Ryan O’Reilly – Milan Hejduk
Brad MaloneJay McClementTJ Galiardi
David Van Der Gulik – Ethan Brophey – Cody McLeod

Jan Hejda – Shane O’Brien
Stefan Elliott -- Erik Johnson
Matt Hunwick -- Ryan O’Byrne

Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Semyon Varlamov

Injuries: RW David Jones (groin), RW Chuck Kobasew (head), LW Peter Mueller (head), C Mark Olver (head), D Kyle Quincey (groin), D Ryan Wilson (head) and RW Brandon Yip (groin) are out.

LW/C Kevin Porter will be scratched. He has completed a four-game suspension for a knee-on-knee hit against Vancouver’s David Booth in a Dec. 6 game.
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