Don’t forget to take your pregame nap for this one, as the puck drop may not happen until 8:40 or so tonight. It’s the Avs and Blues from Ball Arena, opening night of the Avs’ 56-game season. Here are the Avs lines, D pairs and starting goalie, and the expected taxi squad members:
As of now, these are your taxi squad extras: 4- Byram (LD) 9- Gilbert (LD) 14- Bowers (C) 32- Miska (G) 44- Sherwood (LW) 61- Kaut (RW), Logan O’Connor
Keep in mind: Byram won’t come out of quarantine until Saturday. He’ll join the Avs on their West Coast road trip starting Monday.
There will be a moment of silence before the game to honor former longtime Avs GM Pierre Lacroix, who passes away last month. The Avs will also wear a decal this season with Lacroix’s initials.