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Projected lineups for Avlanche, Ducks

by Curtis Zupke

Here is the projected lineups for a game Sunday between the Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center:


Jamie McGinnMatt Duchene – P.A. Parenteau

Gabriel LandeskogPaul StastnyDavid Jones

Cody McLeodJohn MitchellMilan Hejduk

Aaron PalushajMark OlverChuck Kobasew

Jan HejdaTyson Barrie

Greg ZanonStefan Elliott

Matt Hunwick – Ryan O’Byrne

Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Semyon Varlamov

Giguere is expected to start in the second game of a back-to-back sequence. He is 2-1 against the Ducks since he was traded from Anaheim to Toronto on Jan.31, 2010.

Colorado got captain Landeskog back from a head injury Saturday night but lost, 4-1, to the Los Angeles Kings. It is looking for a better game from its top players as McGinn, Duchene and Parenteau were a combined minus-9.

Stastny has only one goal in his past eight games.


Matt BeleskeyRyan GetzlafCorey Perry

Bobby RyanNick BoninoTeemu Selanne

Andrew CoglianoSaku KoivuDaniel Winnik

Patrick MaroonPeter HollandKyle Palmieri

Sheldon SourayFrancois Beauchemin

Luca SbisaToni Lydman

Cam FowlerBryan Allen

Viktor Fasth

Jonas Hiller

Fowler could return from what is believed to be a concussion that has kept him out of the lineup since Feb.2. Coach Bruce Boudreau said earlier this season that he will give Toni Lydman occasional days off on back-to-back sets so it's possible he could sit out. The Ducks play Monday at the Los Angeles Kings.

Boudreau didn’t say who will start in goal. Anaheim has had five days off so both Fasth and Hiller are rested. Hiller won Monday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. If Fasth (8-0-0) starts, it would be his first appearance since he signed a two-year, $5.8 million contract extension.

Beleskey seems to have grabbed the top line left wing spot after Boudreau tried Palmieri, Winnik and Emerson Etem there earlier this season. He has two goals and two assists in his past three games.

"He's finding those areas and he's putting the puck in the net," Getzlaf said this week. "Matty's always fit in okay. It’s just a matter of whether he’s burying the puck is what it comes down to. He skates. He hits. He does all those other things well. On our line, we need to be scoring on a fairly regular basis."

Maroon, Holland and Palmieri played on a line with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League last season so it was a natural fit when Maroon was recalled this month.

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