Originally written on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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PHOENIX — Avalanche defenseman Shane O’Brien, who has missed the past three games with a knee injury, rejoined the team here yesterday and skated hard this morning with today’s three healthy scratches — forwards David Van Der Gulik, Brandon Yip and defenseman Matt Hunwick. Apparently the Avs didn’t want to wait until Tuesday’s practice for O’Brien to skate with some teammates. The club will return to Colorado immediately after this afternoon’s game, practice Tuesday and host the Florida Panthers on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center. I assume the lines and pairings will today be the same as Saturday, when the Avs played well in a 2-1 victory at Dallas. Check in later. Keep tabs with Mike Chambers on Twitter: @MChambersDP
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