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2009-10-01 23:44:21

Wojtek Wolski put Colorado scored twice, his first goal putting Colorado in front to stay Thursday, leading the Avalanche to a 5-2 decision over San Jose. The season-opening victory came after Colorado had honored longtime captain Joe Sakic by retiring his sweater No. 19 in a pre-game ceremony. He announced his retirement in July. Wolski, whose goal production has decreased each of the last two seasons, gave the Avalanche a 2-1 lead by scoring on a wrister with 10:55 to play in the first...

2009-07-15 22:04:20

The Colorado Avalanche will host one of four games on the first night of the 2009-10 NHL season, before which the team will retire Joe Sakic's sweater number. The NHL released it season schedule Wednesday, announcing the campaign will begin Oct. 1. Sakic recently announced his retirement and will be honored by the Avalanche on that night. Colorado will begin its season by hosting San Jose. The other opening night games will find Washington at Boston, Montreal at Toronto and Vancouver at...

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2009-07-09 18:54:32

Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic retired Thursday after a 20-year NHL career during which he played on two Stanley Cup championship teams. Sakic, 40, the face of the franchise, spent his entire 20-year NHL career with Colorado or the Quebec Nordiques. He ends a productive and illustrious career with 1,641 points -- 625 goals, 1,016 assists -- with nine seasons of 30-or-more goals and six with 100-or-more points, all franchise highs. The center is eighth overall in points, 11th in assists...

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2009-01-07 19:59:55

Colorado Avalanche star Joe Sakic is expected to be out of the lineup for about 10 weeks after surgery Wednesday for a herniated disc. Dr. Andrew Parker, the team's physician, said the operation went as expected. Sakic will rest at home for 7-10 days, a team report said. I understand that this was the best way for me to return to the ice, so now my focus and goal will be to get back as soon as possible to help my teammates in the final weeks of the season, Sakic said. Sakic, 39, was diagnosed...

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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...

2008-11-28 18:29:39

Mikael Tellqvist stopped 37 of 38 shots Friday to help the Phoenix Coyotes record a 2-1 victory against the Colorado Avalanche. The only goal he surrendered was by Ryan Smyth at 4:07 of the third period. Tellqvist turned away 17 shots in the second and 14 others in the third. Phoenix got one goal each from Derek Morris in the first period and Kevin Porter in the second. Overall, the Coyotes have won two in a row on the heels of a six-game losing streak. Netminder Peter Budaj gave up two goals...

2006-03-12 23:12:09

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Budaj made 33 saves to earn his first career shutout as the Colorado Avalanche blanked the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Sunday in Denver. Joe Sakic, Alex Tanguay and Milan Hejduk each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who extended their winning streak to three games. Budaj, who was pushed into the starting role when the Avalanche traded first choice netminder David Aebischer to Montreal for injured Jose Theodore last week, has looked right at home with...


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