Joe Sakic (back), Scott Hannan (flu-like symptoms) and Daniel Tjarnqvist (foot) didn’t skate during Colorado’s practice session on Friday, but there was still some encouraging news coming from Family Sports Center.
“Joe is improving, but we didn’t want him going backwards so he didn’t go on the ice today,” said Avalanche head coach Tony Granato.
“Scotty’s improving, but still not feeling up to par, so he didn’t come in today. We’ll know his status a little more tomorrow morning. Daniel’s getting better and will try to skate in the morning to see where he’s at.”
None of the three players were available Thursday night in Colorado’s 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Granato then expanded on Sakic’s situation. The head coach said that although he didn’t want to get too optimistic, he believed Sakic could be available for Saturday’s game against the Nashville Predators.
“I’d say there’s a pretty good chance he’ll play,” said Granato. “If he feels like he does this morning and there’s no set-backs, I think he’ll be ready to go.”Jones Recalled
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has recalled forward David Jones
from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League.
Jones was loaned to Lake Erie yesterday (Thursday, Nov. 6) to make a roster spot for defenseman Kyle Cumiskey. Jones, 24, has appeared in 10 games for the Avalanche this season, tallying a goal and one assist.
The Avalanche was granted a non-roster exemption, as forward Cody McCormick has been given permission to leave the team for personal reasons.