Found January 10, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
For 20 minutes the Colorado Avalanche Imposters hit the ice. They looked like the Avs and even wore the real players jerseys. However, they did not play like the Avalanche. With defensemen Shane O'Brien and Erik Johnson out of the lineup, joining star forward Matt Duchene on the injury list, the Avs were knocked on their backs during the first period. They played soft defense, turned over...

Avalanche activate Mueller, place O'Brien on IR

The Colorado have activated forward Peter Mueller while placing tough guy Shane O'Brien on injured reserve with a knee injury.Mueller has played in just three games this season after missing all of the 2010-11 campaign recovering from concussion symptoms.The 23-year-old was held without a point during his three-game stint.O'Brien suffered his injury during Saturday's...

Morning Skate: Game 43 vs. Colorado

7:00 PM CT – Avalanche (23-20-1) @ Predators (23-15-4)Players to watch:COL- Paul StastnyThough Stastny doesn’t have great numbers against the Preds (7 points in 17 games), he has to step up in Matt Duchene’s absence.NSH- Ryan EllisEllis has looked comfortable since being a scratch last Thursday. In the two games since, he has four points (three on the power play).Starting...

Paul McCann: Get Bread and Milk!!! It's Game Night in Smashville.

It’s a potential snowy Game Night in Smashville as the Predators host the Colorado Avalanche in the completion of a home and home series that saw the Preds win game one in Denver Tuesday night by a score of 4-1. The Av’s are looking to snap a six game losing streak to the Preds and will get a little help as they have activated Peter Mueller off IR, he is expected to play...

Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators: Pre-Game Primer

TV-Radio...7:00 CST - TV: No Local TV. Altitude Sports on NHL Center Ice and NHL Gamecenter. Preds Radio Network (102.5-FM The Game)Stage Setter...After a convincing 4-1 win over the Avalanche on Tuesday night in Denver, the Predators hope to duplicate the same effort and result at the Bridgestone Arena tonight in what should be another sell-out crowd on an always rowdy College Night...

Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche: Pre-Game Primer

TV-Radio...8:00 CST - TV: Fox Sports Tennessee  Preds Radio Network (102.5-FM The Game)Stage Setter...The Predators play Colorado in Back to back games starting tonight in Denver and finishing on Thursday at the Bridgestone Arena. These are classic "four-point games" as each game can provide a huge swing in the tightly bunched Western Conference standings.Make the jump...

Avs activate F Peter Mueller, might play Thursday

NASHVILLE — The Avs are giving the Peter Mueller comeback another try. He might play tomorrow night against the Predators. That story here Read more of Mike Chambers at the All Things DU Pioneers blog. Keep tabs with Mike Chambers on Twitter: @MChambersDP

Interviews from Avalanche morning skate

Defenseman Erik Johnson (hand injury) won’t play tonight against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. For more on that and other lineup information, click here As we’ve written about often lately, defenseman Ryan Wilson will return tonight after missing the previous 15 games. I hate to say he was a healthy scratch the past two games, but officially, I guess he was. Arguably...

Avs' Peter Mueller activated to roster after concussion symptoms subside

Avalanche forward Peter Mueller has been activated from injured reserve and might play in Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Avalanche notes from Nashville

NASHVILLE — Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov will get another crack at standout goalie Pekka Rinne and the Predators in Thursday’s home-and-home finale here in Smashville. Varly stopped just 22 of 26 shots in Tuesday’s 4-1 loss to the Preds in Denver. Admittedly, the young Russian wasn’t very sharp, but the Preds’ shooters were sniping it up. Defenseman Erik Johnson practiced...

Avalanche-Predators Preview

Two straight games against the Colorado Avalanche could not have come at a better time for the Nashville Predators. Surging Nashville seeks its seventh straight win over Colorado when the teams conclude their home-and-home set Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators (23-15-4) have won five of their last six games after Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Avalanche, also...

Roster Update: Mueller, O'Brien

Peter Mueller has been activated from IR and is available for Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators.  Shane O'Brien has been placed on IR retroactive to January 7.
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