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Projected Lineup: Avalanche at Devils

Colorado will use the same units as it did in the win vs. the St. Louis Blues

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

NEWARK, N.J.--The Colorado Avalanche kicks off a three-game road trip in the New York metro area tonight versus the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.

Goaltender Philipp Grubauer will make his fourth consecutive start in net for Colorado after he made 24 saves in a 7-3 win against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said after morning skate that he won't make any changes to his lineup from how it was in the win over the division-rival Blues. That contest featured new combinations in the Avs' bottom three forward lines.

Tonight marks the second and final meeting of the season between Colorado and New Jersey after the Avs won 3-1 in the first matchup on Dec. 13 in Denver.

Below is the Avalanche projected lineup for the game against the Devils. All forward combinations and defensive pairings are subject to change.

92 Gabriel Landeskog - 29 Nathan MacKinnon - 72 Joonas Donskoi
13 Valeri Nichushkin - 91 Nazem Kadri - 11 Matt Calvert
83 Matt Nieto - 37 J.T. Compher - 96 Mikko Rantanen
17 Tyson Jost - 41 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - 95 Andre Burakovsky

27 Ryan Graves - 8 Cale Makar
49 Samuel Girard - 6 Erik Johnson
28 Ian Cole - 16 Nikita Zadorov

31 Philipp Grubauer
39 Pavel Francouz

Healthy Scratches: Mark Barberio, Vladislav Kamenev

Injury Report: Colin Wilson (lower body, out indefinitely)

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