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Avalanche coach Patrick Roy has confirmed that Ryan Wilson will play in Game 4 of their first round series against Minnesota.

Wilson had six assists in 28 games in 2013-14. He is replacing Tyson Barrie, who is out four-to-six weeks with an MCL injury.

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Ryan Wilson may suit up in Game 4 for Colorado now that Tyson Barrie is injured.

Coach Patrick Roy said that either Wilson or Stefan Elliott would play because Barrie is out for four to six weeks with an MCL injury.

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Ryan Wilson has dressed in Colorado's last three games.

He was a healthy scratch for 17 consecutive matches before getting back into the lineup. The Avalanche have been using him as a forward on the fourth line of late because of injuries.

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Ryan Wilson was a healthy scratch for a 16th straight game on Tuesday.

He hasn't played since Feb. 26. In 22 games with the Avalanche this season, Wilson has five assists and a plus-4 rating.

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Ryan Wilson has been called up from the AHL.

He was in the minors on a conditioning assignment, but Tyson Barrie has a shoulder injury and Nick Holden's wife is in labor, so he's back in the NHL ahead of schedule. Wilson has four assists in 13 games with Colorado this year.

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Ryan Wilson has been sent to the minors on a 14-day conditioning stint.

"I suggested that might be good for him to go to the minors and play five games," coach Patrick Roy said. "He's going to come back on the 19th." Wilson has been limited to just 13 games this season because of injury.

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Ryan Wilson received plenty of ice time against the Blackhawks Friday night in his return to action.

Wilson, who had not played in a game since November 6th due to a back injury, was on the ice for 21:25, second most on the team. He also skated on the team's power-play unit and took a number of shifts on the penalty kill. For his part, Wilson wasn't trying to do too much after missing seven weeks of games. "I just try and play my game, whatever I think I need to do that night," Wilson said. "Not do too much. Coming back from an injury like this, I'm going to be a little nervous and everything is going to be moving pretty quick but the thing is you have to keep it simple and play your game and just enjoy it." Wilson is only rosterable in the deepest of hockey pools.

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Ryan Wilson will remain a healthy scratch on Monday.

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy likes how his team is playing lately and consequently isn't prepared to shake up the lines to accommodate Wilson's return from a back injury. It wouldn't be surprising to see him play on Friday after the Christmas break.

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Ryan Wilson was taken off the injured reserve list and was a healthy scratch Saturday.

Coach Patrick Roy will have to decide on Monday whether to put Wilson back in the lineup. He has been out with a back injury and has not played since November 6. He has four assists in 10 games.

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Ryan Wilson (back) might be available for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.

He sat out for a 20th consecutive time on Thursday night because of a back injury. Wilson has been kept out to work on his conditioning.