Avalanche veteran Joe Sakic scratched because of back injury

DENVER - Colorado captain Joe Sakic missed the Avalanche's game Thursday night against Minnesota because of a strained lower back.The 39-year-old Sakic, injured during practice Wednesday, took part in the morning skate Thursday but left the ice early.
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