Erik Johnson (broken fibula) expects to return to the lineup on Saturday.
Mikko Rantanen drew first blood in the second period, but his goal was not enough to stem a 2-1 loss to the Kings Tuesday night.
Calvin Pickard had a good night, but it was not enough as the Avalanche lost 2-1 to the Kings Tuesday night.
Calvin Pickard will be in goal for Tuesday's game against Los Angeles.
Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov will miss the remainder of the season because of a fractured ankle.
Erik Johnson (leg) took part in Monday's practice.
Nikita Zadorov sustained a leg injury during Monday's practice.
Mikko Rantanen scored a goal in Colorado's 3-2 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Calvin Pickard stopped 37 of 40 shots, but the Avalanche fell 3-2 in overtime against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Matt Duchene scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 Avalanche loss on Sunday.
Calvin Pickard will get the start Sunday night against the Lightning.
Arthur Staple of Newsday reports that the New York Islanders would love to add Matt Duchene to their lineup.
Tyson Barrie scored a goal in Friday night's 2-1 OT win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Matt Duchene picked up the only assist on Mikko Rantenen's OT winning goal against Carolina on Friday.
Mikko Rantanen scored the overtime winner in a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.