One of Colorado’s top young forwards gets his chance tonight

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The story of the morning for the Colorado Avalanche was the health of Sven Andrighetto, who crashed hard into the boards in the third period Sunday night against the New York Islanders. As the Avs welcome in the Winnipeg Jets to the Pepsi Center tonight, there was an air of uncertainty about the status of the Swiss forward until he was officially ruled out by head coach Jared Bednar.

Taking his place in the lineup is the most recent call-up from the San Antonio Rampage, forward A.J. Greer, who will skate in his seventh game for the Avalanche this season. He has recorded one assist in his previous six games. In that time, he has also recorded 18 penalty minutes (albeit most of that came from one crazy night in Vegas). Now that he's settled into the season, Greer is looking to prove he's more of an all-around player than we've seen from him at the NHL level this season.

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