Hello from Ball Arena, where the Avalanche hosts the Los Angeles Kings in the fifth game of a homestand in which Colorado is 2-1-1 so far. Let’s hope the game gets fully in before all the snow hits.
At the morning skate here, the only new player on the ice was J.T. Compher, but he was in the non-contact red jersey and won’t play tonight. Bo Byram was out there again, too, but still in the red sweater himself. Cale Makar? No, he wasn’t at the skate. But Bednar said Makar did skate in the morning, so that’s a good thing I guess.
Tonight’s Forward Lines: