Sakic Out At Least 6 Weeks With Herniated Disc

Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic will be out for at least six weeks after suffering a herniated disc during Friday's game at Phoenix.

The Avalanche said Wednesday the team's medical staff will prescribe a treatment routine for Sakic.

He missed a Nov. 6 game against Minnesota after straining his back in the weight room. He played again Nov. 8 before missing five more games.

Sakic missed a Nov. 24 game with an infected tooth.

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