Peter Forsberg, Ryan Smyth, and Paul Stastny will not be able to play when the puck drops Thursday night at the Pepsi Center for game four of the Avalanche's playoff series against the rival Red Wings.
Forsberg has been battling ankle and groin problems since returning to the team. Smyth is trying to recover from a injured foot, while a knee injury will keep Stastny off the ice.
The Avalanche must win Thursday night to force a game five in Detroit. The Red Wings are looking for the sweep. Detroit has not swept a playoff series since 2000 against the Los Angeles Kings.
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