Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/16/12

Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors.

Randolph has been sidelined since tearing a ligament in his knee on New Year's Day.

The 30-year-old Randolph was instrumental in the Grizzlies' playoff drive last season while leading the team in scoring (20.1 ppg) and rebounding (12.2).

Randolph was injured in the team's fourth game this season. He is averaging 14.8 points.

Memphis leading scorer Rudy Gay, who sat out Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles with a mild concussion, also is expected to return to the lineup Friday.

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