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Budaj back as starter after serving as Avs backup

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj hardly believed his best days were behind him even as he rode the bench as a backup.

He simply thought he needed another shot in net. And not just a game here or there, but a steady dose of playing time where one bad night wouldn't sideline him for a week.

With Craig Anderson out indefinitely because a knee injury, Budaj has that chance again to show he's still a worthy starter.

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