Just 12 skaters and two goalies participated in this morning’s skate at the Pepsi Center in preparation for tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Among the participants were left wing Peter Mueller and defenseman Erik Johnson. Both are on injured reserve and Avs coach Joe Sacco said neither will be activated today.
Mueller and EJ were unavailable for comment. Those not skating were forwards Jay McClement, Chuck Kobasew, Paul Stastny, Daniel Winnik and David Jones, and defensemen Ryan O’Byrne, Shane O’Brien, Jan Hejda and Kyle Quincey. They each will play tonight.
Meanwhile, we’ll have tonight’s line combinations up at www.denverpost.com/sports shortly (if not now).
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