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The situation for Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic went from bad to worse Wednesday as he received back surgery for a herniated disc and now will need 10 weeks to recover, according to The Denver Post.
Sakic had previously injured his hand in a snowblower accident and was expected to be out of action until early March. Now his return is slated for mid-March, perhaps March 19, when the Avs face Edmonton in Denver. At that point, the Avs will have just 11 games remaining in the season.
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Sakic initially hurt his back on November 28, in a game against Phoenix.