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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Gameday: Avalanche @ Columbus

The Avalanche are in Columbus tonight to take on the Jackets and the biggest question on most people's minds, other than "Who's in net?", is "Who's still injured?" The Avs have had a bad run of injuries/illness hit the team but thankfully some good news is coming.

Ian Laperriere has been activated off the injured reserve list and could return to action tonight. Marek Svatos, out with a groin injury, is also a probably to play tonight after missing a couple games. Andrew Brunette is battling the flu but made the trip to Columbus and is expected to play as well.

Unfortunately, Joe Sakic is scheduled to miss his third straight game with groin issues. It was described as minor the day it happened but, unless you're being an overprotective mother, a minor injury doesn't keep someone out of the lineup for 3 games.

Kurt Sauer will also miss the game due to a neck injury and Scott Parker has succumbed to the flu bug as well. For a man whose tears cure cancer, you'd think the flu would be no problem.

Peter Budaj gets the start in goal after two straight games from Jose Theodore and Pascal Leclaire will be in goal at the other end. Hopefully he's used up all his shutouts this year because you only get so many before it becomes unfair. Or at least that's the way it should be.

Puck drop is at 7:08 ET which is a welcome relief after a rash of games starting past 9:00 ET.

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