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Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Predators

Semyon Varlamov will be in goal for Colorado

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

The Colorado Avalanche isn't expected to make any changes to its lineup for tonight's game against the Nashville Predators.

It is the first of four meetings this season between the two clubs, which last played in April during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Colorado will wear its third jersey for the first time since 2016-17 as part of its Division Rival Night.

Forward Tyson Jost took part in the team's optional morning skate in a regular, practice jersey-- the second consecutive day he has skated in a contact sweater--but he won't play against the Predators. He has missed the last three games with a head injury.

Goaltender Semyon Varlamov will start in net versus Nashville.

Below is the Avalanche's projected lineup based on the forward combinations and defensive pairings from the club's recent practices and last game on Friday at the Vancouver Canucks. They are subject to change.

92 Gabriel Landeskog - 29 Nathan MacKinnon - 96 Mikko Rantanen
15 Sheldon Dries - 13 Alexander Kerfoot - 22 Colin Wilson
83 Matt Nieto - 34 Carl Soderberg - 11 Matt Calvert
57 Gabriel Bourque - 91Vladislav Kamenev - 56 Marko Dano

12 Patrik Nemeth - 6 Erik Johnson
28 Ian Cole - 49 Samuel Girard
16 Nikita Zadorov - 4 Tyson Barrie

1 Semyon Varlamov
31 Philipp Grubauer

Healthy Scratches: 44 Mark Barberio
Injury Report: 10 Sven Andrighetto (lower body), 17 Tyson Jost (head), 37 J.T. Compher (head)

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