DENVER (AP) -The ailing Colorado Avalanche will be without center Peter Forsberg and forward Ryan Smyth for Game 4 against the Detroit Red Wings.
Forsberg, who's dealing with a balky ankle and a strained groin, missed the first two games of the series before returning for Game 3, when he committed a costly penalty.
Smyth missed Game 3 with a foot injury.
Colorado coach Joel Quenneville said he would play seven defensemen and 11 forwards Thursday night instead of the usual 6-12 setup.
Also sidelined for the Avs are leading scorer Paul Stastny (knee) and winger Wojtek Wolski (shoulder).
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