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Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Canucks

Colin Wilson to return to Avalanche lineup

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

Colorado Avalanche forward Colin Wilson will be back in the lineup tonight when the Avs host the Vancouver Canucks at Pepsi Center.

Wilson suffered an upper-body injury on Feb. 10 at the Boston Bruins and has missed eight games with the ailment. He has recorded 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in 46 outings this season.

After Colorado's morning skate, head coach Jared Bednar said Wilson will be on a line with Sven Andrighetto and Sheldon Dries to being the matchup.

Bednar also noted that the Alexander Kerfoot, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen trio will remain intact from what it was during Monday's game against the Florida Panthers. Gabriel Landeskog will be paired with Tyson Jost and Matt Calvert, while Derick Brassard will skate with Carl Soderberg and J.T. Compher.

Semyon Varlamov was the first goaltender off the ice from morning skate and is expected to start in net tonight.

Below is the Avalanche's projected lineup. All forward combinations and defensive pairings are subject to change.


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


49 Samuel Girard - 6 Erik Johnson
27 Ryan Graves - 4 Tyson Barrie
12 Patrick Nemeth - 16 Nikita Zadorov


1 Semyon Varlamov
31 Philipp Grubauer

Healthy Scratches: 44 Mark Barberio, 57 Gabriel Bourque
Injury Report: 28 Ian Cole (upper body), 83 Matt Nieto (lower body), 91 Vladislav Kamenev (shoulder)

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