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Projected lineups for Wild, Avalanche

Monday, 12.26.2011 / 12:30 PM

By Dan Myers - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Wild, Avalanche
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Here are how the lineups could look for tonight's game between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche at the Xcel Energy Center:

WILD
Dany Heatley - Mikko Koivu - Cal Clutterbuck
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Matt Cullen - Jarrod Palmer
Nick Johnson - Kyle Brodziak - Darroll Powe
Colton Gillies - Warren Peters - Brad Staubitz
 
Nick Schultz - Mike Lundin
Marco Scandella - Jared Spurgeon
Marek Zidlicky - Justin Faulk
 
Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

INJURIES: LW Casey Wellman (wrist), LW Devin Setoguchi (lower body), RW Guillaume Latendresse (head) and D Clayton Stoner (groin) are out.
 
AVALANCHE

Matt Duchene - Paul Stastny - Daniel Winnik
Gabriel Landeskog - Ryan O'Reilly - Milan Hejduk
Brad Malone - Jay McClement - TJ Galiardi
David Van Der Gulik - Kevin Porter - 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), and D Ryan Wilson (head) are out.

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