Avs F Hejduk to return against Wings after missing 7 games with groin injury

DENVER – Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk will return to the lineup Monday night against the Detroit Red Wings after missing seven games with a groin injury.

Hejduk remains one of the team’s leading scorers with 11 goals and 20 assists. He is expected to play on a line with Matt Duchene, who leads the Avs in scoring with 34 points.

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Colorado also will have forward Cody McLeod back after sitting out three games with a groin injury. Avs coach Joe Sacco said Jonas Holos, Brandon Yip and David Koci would be healthy scratches.