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AVALANCHE (1-1-0) at KINGS (0-0-2)

10 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, FS-W, ALT, NHL.TV

Avalanche projected lineup

Gabriel Landeskog -- Nathan MacKinnon -- Mikko Rantanen

Brandon Saad -- Nazem Kadri -- Joonas Donskoi

Tyson Jost -- J.T. Compher -- Valeri Nichushkin

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Matt Calvert

Devon Toews -- Cale Makar

Ryan Graves -- Samuel Girard

Ian Cole -- Conor Timmins

Erik Johnson

Philipp Grubauer

Hunter Miska

Scratched: None

Injured: Pavel Francouz (lower body), Andre Burakovsky (upper body)

Kings projected lineup

Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown

Andreas Athanasiou -- Blake Lizotte -- Jeff Carter

Adrian Kempe -- Gabriel Vilardi -- Austin Wagner

Trevor Moore -- Lias Andersson -- Carl Grundstrom

Olli Maatta -- Drew Doughty

Mikey Anderson -- Matt Roy

Kurtis MacDermid -- Sean Walker

Calvin Petersen

Jonathan Quick

Scratched: Kale Clague, Michael Amadio

Injured: Matt Luff (undisclosed), Martin Frk (lower body), Alex Turcotte (lower body)

Status report

The Avalanche will use 11 forwards and seven defensemen with Burakovsky out. He is considered day-to-day. … Francouz, a goalie, was injured during practice Monday and is day-to-day. Miska was recalled from the taxi squad to back up Grubauer. … Johnson will make his season debut after being removed from the COVID-19 protocol list. … Andersson will make his Kings debut after being acquired in a trade from the New York Rangers on Oct. 7. … Luff, a forward, was injured against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday and is day-to-day.

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