DENVER (AP) -The Colorado Avalanche expect to have center Peter Forsberg and defenseman Scott Hannan back for Game 3 against the Detroit Red Wings, but forward Ryan Smyth is out with a foot injury.
Forsberg didn't skate before Tuesday night's game, but ``he skated well yesterday, so we think that everything could work out for him playing tonight,'' Colorado coach Joel Quenneville said.
Quenneville said Smyth might have been injured when he blocked a shot in Game 2. His absence is another serious blow to the banged-up Avalanche, who have been without winger Wojtek Wolski since he suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury that knocked him out of Game 1.
Hannan, who missed Game 2 with a lower-body ailment, also was listed as probable by Quenneville.

Recent NHL Discussions

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Pick Who will take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finalwhen the Pittsburgh Penguinshost the Nashville...
Thumbnail Conn Smythe Odds With the Stanley Cup Finalset to begin today, which member of the Pittsburgh Penguinsor the Nashville Predators will come away with the Conn Smythe...
Thumbnail Stanley Cup Final Odds The 2017 Stanley Cup Final is set as the Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Nashville Predators. Who do the oddsmakers...
Thumbnail Senators vs. Penguins Game 7 Pick It all comes down to Game 7 tonight at 8PM ET when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Finals. Who will come out with the...
Thumbnail Senators vs. Penguins Game 6 Pick After a dominant showing in Game 5, will the Pittsburgh Penguins finish off the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Finals when they meet in Game 6 at 8PM...

NHL Team Pages