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Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Predators

Semyon Varlamov will start for the second consecutive night

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

The Colorado Avalanche isn't expected to make any changes to its lineup for tonight's game versus the Nashville Predators. That means goaltender Semyon Varlamov will get the start for the second consecutive night after he made 44 saves in the Avs' 4-1 win on Thursday at the St. Louis Blues.

Varlamov has played in 15 straight outings, while goalies Jonathan Bernier and Andrew Hammond are both out with head injuries.

Spencer Martin will serve as the backup netminder for the sixth time this season.

Varlamov has been solid since Feb. 26, as he's gone 5-0-3 with a 2.07 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in seven games.

Defensemen Mark Alt and Anton Lindholm and forward Nail Yakupov will be Colorado's healthy scratches.

Below is Colorado's projected lineup. All line combinations and defensive pairings are subject to change.


92 Gabriel Landeskog - 29 Nathan MacKinnon - 96 Mikko Rantanen
17 Tyson Jost - 37 J.T. Compher - 10 Sven Andrighetto
83 Matt Nieto - 34 Carl Soderberg - 14 Blake Comeau
57 Gabriel Bourque - 13 Alexander Kerfoot - 47 Dominic Toninato


16 Nikita Zadorov - 4 Tyson Barrie
12 Patrik Nemeth - 49 Samuel Girard
15 Duncan Siemens - 5 David Warsofsky


1 Semyon Varlamov (Starter)
30 Spencer Martin (Backup)

Healthy Scratches: Mark Alt, Anton Lindholm, Nail Yakupov

Injury Report: Mark Barberio (upper body), Jonathan Bernier (head), Andrew Hammond (head), Erik Johnson (upper body), Colin Wilson (head)

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