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Projected lineups for Panthers, Avs

Wednesday, 01.18.2012 / 4:16 PM

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

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Projected lineups for Panthers, Avs
DENVER -- These are the projected lineups for tonight's game between the Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center:

PANTHERS
Tomas Fleischmann - Stephen Weiss - Kris Versteeg
Mikael Samuelsson - Marcel Goc - Tomas Kopecky
Shawn Matthias - John Madden - Michal Repik
Krys Barch - Mike Santorelli - Matt Bradley

Jason Garrison - Brian Campbell
Keaton Ellerby - Erik Gudbranson
Dmitry Kulikov - Mike Weaver

Jose Theodore will start in goal with Scott Clemmensen the backup.

The Panthers will be without defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who had hand surgery today, for up to two months. Left wing Marco Sturm (concussion) als is out.  Left wing Sean Bergenheim (groin), right wing Jack Skille (shoulder) and left wing Scottie Upshall (hip) are day to day.

AVALANCHE
Gabriel Landeskog - Ryan O'Reilly - Milan Hejduk
T.J. Galiardi - Paul Stastny - Peter Mueller
Chuck Kobasew - Jay McClement - Daniel Winnik
Cody McLeod - David Van Der Gulik - David Jones

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

Jean-Sebastien Giguere will start in goal, with Semyon Varlamov the backup.

The Avs are without left wing Matt Duchene (knee) and defenseman Jan Hejda (groin).
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