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Avs' Sakic to sit out rest of 2009 season

Updated: April 10, 2009, 1:40 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Joe Sakic simply didn't have enough time remaining to ready himself for a return.

So, the longtime Colorado Avalanche captain is calling it a season.

A career, too?

That's a decision for down the road.

Sakic, who's in his 20th season, said Thursday night he's still weeks away from returning as the strength in his left leg hasn't fully come back following January surgery to repair a herniated disk.

He's disappointed. He desperately wanted to make it back ...

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