*This asterisk is to signify that Cale Makar (upper body) could be a game-time decision to play tonight against the Vegas Golden Knights. Otherwise, Jared Bednar said, the same lineup would be on the ice for Game 2 of a four-game set against the Golden Knights as in Game 1. So, these are the lines and D pairs for the game tonight:
Grubauer in goal.
Bednar did his Zoom call with the media as some players were still on the ice at the morning skate at T-Mobile Arena. Makar was one of those players, and he said that he would talk to Makar after to see how he felt, whether he’d be able to go or not. So, while it might only seem like a Jim Carrey “so you’re saying there’s a chance” prospect of him playing, maybe he will.
Knowing the Avs as we all do, though, you have to think they’ll want the three days off from game action before putting Makar back out there. This is a big game, but it’s not a must-win game.
Bednar did say that Gabe Landeskog, Tyson Jost and Kiefer Sherwood would all come off the Covid list on Wednesday, and it seems a good possibility that all three will be ready to go for Saturday’s outdoor game at Lake Tahoe. Sam Girard apparently can’t come off the Covid list until Sunday, though, so he’s out til then.
*I also want to take a moment to announce a new CHN partnership with SuperBook, the legendary sportsbook that is branching out to, among other places, Colorado. Take advantage of their free first bet of up to $300 by clicking here. A lot of people ask: what is the deal with the free first bet? What’s the catch?
It’s simply this: When you establish an account and make your first deposit and your first bet from that deposit, you’ll get that full amount back if you lose that first bet. So, say I bet $250 on the Penguins to win outright with my first bet. If I win the bet, I keep all the proceeds and life is good. If I lose the bet, SuperBook would instantly add $250 back into my account to bet any way I want. It’s that simple and easy.