When the Avalanche resumes play Wednesday night against the NHL-leading Vancouver Canucks, a couple of its important veteran players should be back in the lineup.

Defenseman John-Michael Liles and center Paul Stastny are both listed as probable to return for Wednesday's game with the red-hot Canucks at General Motors Place.

"We'll see how they do at the morning skate, but it's likely they'll be in," coach Joe Sacco said following today's practice.

Liles has missed the last two games with a leg injury, and Stastny missed Saturday's game in Nashville with a back injury.