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Projected Lineup: Avalanche at Senators

Semyon Varlamov is expected to start in goal for Colorado

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

OTTAWA, Ontario--The Colorado Avalanche wraps up its five-game road trip through Canada tonight in the nation's capital against the Ottawa Senators.

Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said following morning skate at Canadian Tire Centre that there won't be any changes to the club's lineup from its 6-3 win on Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Goaltender Semyon Varlamov is expected to get the start in net for the Avs. He has played in each of the last three contests and was the first netminder off the ice from today's pre-game practice.

Forward Gabriel Bourque and defensemen Ryan Graves and Patrik Nemeth will be Colorado's scratches.

Nemeth will miss his third straight contest as he continues to recover and get his strength back from a minor illness. He skated this morning, marking the third straight day that he's taken the ice with the Avs.

Below is Colorado projected lineup based on how the team began Monday night's game in Toronto. All line combinations and defensive pairings are subject to change.

Forwards

92 Gabriel Landeskog - 29 Nathan MacKinnon - 96 Mikko Rantanen
22 Colin Wilson - 34 Carl Soderberg - 37 J.T. Compher
83 Matt Nieto - 13 Alexander Kerfoot - 11 Matt Calvert
17 Tyson Jost - 15 Sheldon Dries - 10 Sven Andrighetto

Defensemen

49 Samuel Girard - 6 Erik Johnson
28 Ian Cole - 4 Tyson Barrie
16 Nikita Zadorov - 44 Mark Barberio

Goaltenders

1 Semyon Varlamov
31 Philipp Grubauer

Scratches: 12 Patrik Nemeth, 27 Ryan Graves, 57 Gabriel Bourque

Injury Report: 91 Vladislav Kamenev (shoulder)

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