Makar skated with the team on a limited basis Tuesday morning at Ball Arena. He wasn't in the lineup for a 4-1 loss to the Kings on Sunday in Los Angeles. Makar leads the league in assists (27) this season and is tied among defensemen in points (34).
The 25-year-old Makar is coming off a productive November that earned him the league's second star of the month. He set single-month franchise records for a defenseman with 21 assists and 25 points in November.
Colorado forward Andrew Cogliano will miss the Anaheim game with a lower-body injury, coach Jared Bednar said. Bednar added that forward Valeri Nichushkin was under the weather but should be available to play.
The Avalanche open a five-game homestand after a 0-1-2 trip.