Friday, February 17, 2012

Notes on Tonight's Game

-Matt Duchene will not play tonight, but may return Sunday in Winnipeg.  He has been upgraded to day-to-day.
-Peter Mueller will not play tonight, but the Avs say that his injury is a torso injury and not related at all to his concussion history.  Very good news that it's not concussion-related.  It's to be expected that Mueller may get banged up a bit after missing a year and a half of game action. 
-T.J. Galiardi is out 7-10 days with a torso injury as well.  He has been placed on IR and Mark Olver has been called-up and will skate on a line with O'Reilly and Landeskog tonight.  Landeskog will move to the right wing and Olver will be on Factor's left side.
-Jean-Sebastien Giguere is day-to-day with a groin injury.  He was not placed on IR, but will not suit up tonight.
-Cedrick Desjardins has been called-up to backup Semyon Varlamov.  Here is a look at his new Avalanche mask.
-Tyson Barrie has been sent back down to Lake Erie to make room for Desjardins.  He and Elliott will both be back.