Sakic probable for Tuesday's game

Updated: January 4, 2004, 3:37 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic is considered day-to-day with a fractured jaw, and was listed as probable for Tuesday's game against Columbus, team officials said before Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Sakic, who was hit on the chin by a puck Wednesday in Calgary, and underwent an unspecified medical procedure Saturday, the team said.

It is unclear why Sakic needed medical attention after having played Friday. He wore a full face shield and scored one goal in the 4-2 win over Vancouver.

In 37 games, Sakic has 16 goals, 26 assists for a team-best 42 points.

In a related move, the Avalanche called forward Brad Larsen from the club's American Hockey League affiliate Hershey Bears.

In 21 games with Hershey, Larsen has scored four goals and 12 assists. It is the second recall of the season for Larsen, who played eight games in his previous stint with the Avalanche.

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