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The Avalanche had just 13 players participate in this morning’s skate, when the Los Angeles Kings were probably still asleep at their Denver hotel.
The Kings arrived to town early this morning after losing 3-2 in overtime at Phoenix on Saturday night.
Tonight’s game time is 6 p.m., when Colorado (0-3 at home) attempts to break the ice.
Among those not skating this morning were defensemen Erik Johnson, Jan Hejda, Shane O’Brien and Kyle Quincey and forwards Paul Stastny, David Jones, Milan Hejduk, Daniel Winnik and Jay McClement.
As we wrote in today’s paper, Semyon Varlamov will be in the nets. Joe Sacco said the D-pairings have not changed. Tonight’s lines are:
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