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P.A. Parenteau returned from a knee injury on Friday night.

He had missed 15 games due to a sprained MCL but was able to log 18:26 of ice time, take three shots and administer three hits in the Avalanche's 5-1 loss to the Sharks Friday night. Parenteau seems fine to activate for Sunday's regular season finale against the Ducks.

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P. A. Parenteau (knee) is projected to return to the lineup on Friday.

Coach Patrick Roy said before Thursday's win over Vancouver that Parenteau is ready to return against San Jose. He has missed the past 15 games with a sprained MCL.

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P. A. Parenteau (knee) is slated to be ready to return for Friday's game in San Jose.

He missed his 14th straight game Tuesday, but he skated hard in the morning and is very close to playing for the first time since Mar. 10.

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Coach Patrick Roy is hoping to have P.A. Parenteau (knee) back for the final game of the regular season.

That would place in the lineup for a game against Anaheim on April 13th. Parenteau got back on the ice for a brief skate on Monday before practice.

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P. A. Parenteau (knee) skated on his own before Monday's practice.

He took to the ice for about 15 minutes. He has been out of action with a sprained medial collateral ligament since Mar. 10, but he appears to be getting closer to making a return. Parenteau could be available to play before the end of the regular season.

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P.A. Parenteau may in fact play in a game or two before the end of the regular season.

He suffered an MCL injury in his left knee and was originally thought to be out for the rest of the regular season. However, he has been making good progess in his recovery and now it looks as if he could return to action before the Avs' final game on April 13th.

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P. A. Parenteau suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his right knee in Monday's overtime win versus Winnipeg and he's expected to miss the rest of the regular season.

"We'll see for playoffs, but he will be out for four to six weeks," coach Patrick Roy said. "He was in a lot of pain, but P.A. is a great team guy and he wanted to give it a try. He got the puck on the power play and he couldn't go back." Parenteau sat out 10 games this season because of a MCL injury, but that was to his other knee.

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P. A. Parenteau scored Colorado's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

He has generated four goals and two assists in his last seven games. Matt Duchene an Ryan O'Reilly earned assists on Parenteau's 14th marker of the season.

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The Olympic break has given P. A. Parenteau an opportunity to get a fresh start.

Parenteau has had a rough season with 10 goals and 28 points in 46 games. He ended up in the press box and was seen as a prime candidate to be traded. However, with Alex Tanguay (hip) done for the season, Parenteau is likely to stay with Colorado. "Obviously, this season hasn't gone the way I wanted it to. Injuries, a slow start, things like that. But I think I'm going to hit the refresh button and go at it again," Parenteau said. "I'm going to try to play with more confidence. I know I'm an important player on this team, but I know I haven't been playing at the level I'm supposed to play." Parenteau is certainly capable of bouncing back and we'd go as far as to say that he's a good buy-low candidate.

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P. A. Parenteau's name might be removed from trade consideration now that Alex Tanguay is lost for the remainder of the season because of hip surgery.

The Avalanche could use his offensive support up front even though it's been a tough campaign for him thus far. Parenteau has 10 goals and 28 points in 46 matches after he led the team in goals (18) and co-led Colorado in points (43) in 48 outings during the lockout-shortened season.