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Kings' Kopitar to make season debut

Los Angeles forward Anze Kopitar will return to the lineup when the Kings face the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

Kopitar missed the defending Stanley Cup champions' season-opening 5-2 loss to Chicago on Saturday while recovering from a sprained right ankle suffered while playing in Sweden during the lockout.

The native of Slovenia totaled 76 points in 82 regular-season games for LA, adding 20 points in 20 postseason games en route to the franchise's first title.