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Avs look to sweep back-to-back set; Makar (UBI) won't play

February 27, 2021, 5:48 PM ET [0 Comments]
Rick Sadowski
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Philipp Grubauer will start in goal Saturday when the Avalanche complete their back-to-back set with the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena.

But Cale Makar has an upper-body injury and won't play.

Here are the GAME NOTES.

Hunter Miska had 16 saves Friday for his first NHL win, a 3-2 decision. He lost his shutout with 1:36 remaining, and the Avalanche hung on to end a two-game losing streak.

Here’s the NHL.com GAME RECAP.

Matt Calvert, who has a history of concussion issues, was a late scratch after taking part in the pregame warmup. He's listed as having an upper-body injury, but coach Jared Bednar said a little while ago that it isn't concussion related.

The Avalanche didn’t have a morning skate. They’ll be off on Sunday, play Monday and Wednesday in San Jose, then return to Denver for a nine-game homestand that starts with back-to-back games against Anaheim next weekend.

An already tight 56-game schedule became more condensed when five games had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 protocols, so they won’t have more than one day between games for the rest of the season. Practices will be limited if not eliminated.

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