Latest Šakić Stories

2008-12-10 15:05:03

Colorado Avalanche center Joe Sakic will miss the next three months following finger and tendon damage. Sakic, already suffering from a herniated disc, hurt the fingers in a snowblower accident at his house Tuesday afternoon. The disc injury caused him to sit out several games in November, and an infected tooth also sidelined him on Nov. 24. Joe's surgery was performed by a hand specialist, Dr. Andy Parker, Colorado team physician, said Wednesday on the Avalanche's Web site. The procedure...

2008-12-03 18:52:39

A herniated disc will cause Colorado Avalanche center Joe Sakic to miss the next six weeks of the NHL season. Sakic, 39, playing his 20th season, was hurt during his only shift Nov. 28 at Phoenix. He also missed time previously with a strained back and an infected tooth. I'm comfortable with the plan going forward and will work as hard as I always have in order to return to the lineup, he said on the team's Web site. He'll continue to be monitored by our medical staff who will prescribe a...

2008-11-30 13:44:15

Colorado Avalanche center Joe Sakic is out indefinitely because of a recurring back ailment, the Denver Post reported. The injury forced the 39-year-old Sakic to miss seven games after he hurt himself during a weightlifting session. Results from an MRI were negative, but the newspaper reported that he will undergo more testing in the coming days. Sakic did not play in Colorado's 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday, one day after he was able to play just one 28-second shift against the...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'