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Pavel Francouz back in net vs. Islanders tonight, other Colorado Avalanche lineup info

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Pavel Francouz

Pavel Francouz will get the start in goal for the Colorado Avalanche tonight, in Belmont, N.Y., against the New York Islanders. Do we have a new No. 1 goalie therefore???

Well, the Avs play tomorrow night as well, in Newark against the Devils. So, one would assume Darcy Kuemper would get the start there.

But Frankie is the guy for tonight, as the Avs try to break a two-game losing streak. The Avs will be out East most of the week, so we get those 5-5:30 starts, which is always nice.

The Avs also said that Tyson Jost suffered a broken jaw after taking a puck to the face in Saturday’s game with Calgary. But, the team said, Jost will play tonight. Kurtis MacDermid will be the healthy scratch, and Darren Helm is back in.

These should be the lines:

Burakovsky-MacKinnon-Rantanen

Landeskog-Kadri-Nichushkin

Newhook-Compher-O’Connor

Helm-Jost-Kubel

D

Toews-Makar

J. Johnson-Girard

Murray-E. Johnson

Francouz

NOTEBOOK: Semyon Varlamov will start in goal, according to Isles reporter Kevin Kurz. Mat Barzal and Zdeno Chara are still out with injuries. … Avs are -195 to win at SuperBook Colorado.

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