Broken foot sidelines Sakic

DENVER, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Team officials announced Wednesday that Joe Sakic, the second-leading goal scorer on the Colorado Avalanche, will miss up to a month with a broken foot.

Detroit 4, Colorado 2

DENVER, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Brendan Shanahan scored the go-ahead goal following a bad line change with 7:18 remaining Thursday night, then added an empty-netter as Detroit pulled away for

Rick Tocchet joins Avalanche staff

DENVER, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Rick Tocchet, one of three players in NHL history with 400 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes, Wednesday was named an assistant coach by the Colorado Avalanche.

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Hartley named coach of Thrashers

ATLANTA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Bob Hartley Tuesday was named head coach of the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers.

Dallas 6, Colorado 3

DALLAS, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Mike Modano and Brenden Morrow scored in a 45-second span of the second period Saturday and the Dallas Stars extended their unbeaten streak to nine games with a

Colorado 6, San Jose 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Steven Reinprecht recorded his second career hat trick Saturday night as the Colorado Avalanche extended their winning streak at San Jose to seven games with a

Florida 4, Colorado 1

DENVER, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Joe Sakic faced the wrong goaltender in his return from injury Thursday night as Jani Hurme made 27 saves to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 victory over the

Colorado 6, Los Angeles 1

DENVER, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Peter Forsberg recorded his first hat trick in four years Sunday, scoring twice on the power play as the Colorado Avalanche rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Los

Philadelphia 2, Colorado 1 (OT)

DENVER, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Defenseman Eric Desjardins set up the tying goal with 4:17 remaining in regulation before scoring 98 seconds into overtime Friday night to give the Philadelphia

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St. Louis 3, Colorado 2

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Pavol Demitra scored twice and added an assist and Scott Mellanby tallied a goal and set up another Thursday night as the St. Louis Blues snapped their five-gam

Colorado 5, Vancouver 3

DENVER, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Rob Blake scored two goals and set up another and fellow defenseman Derek Morris added a power-play goal and two assists Monday night as the Colorado Avalanche
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Tony Granato
The NHL's Granato's, St. Louis Blues assistant coach Don Granato (bench left), NBC broadcaster Cammi Granato (C) of USA women's Olympic hockey fame, and Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Tony Granato (bench R) were joined together for the matchup at Pepsi Center in Denver April 8, 2006. Colorado beat St. Louis 4-2. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Tony Granato (born July 25, 1964 in Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.) is an American retired National Hockey League left winger and the former head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.

Following a college career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Granato was drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth round (120th overall) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks. In February 1994, Granato was suspended by the NHL for 15 games after he slashed Chicago's Neil Wilkinson in the head during a game in Los Angeles. As of 2005 this was the 7th longest suspension in NHL history. In 1997, while with the Sharks, Granato received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

Granato joined the Colorado Avalanche as an assistant coach prior to the 2002–03 season. After a sub-par start to the season, the Avalanche fired head coach Bob Hartley on December 18, 2002 and Granato was subsequently promoted to permanent head coach. Despite the slow start under Hartley, the Avalanche went 32–11–8 under Granato and earned a playoff spot. However, they lost in the first round of the 2003 playoffs to the Minnesota Wild in 7 games. In his first full season behind the bench, Granato led Colorado to an impressive 40–22–20 record. After defeating the Dallas Stars in 5 games, the Avalanche lost to San Jose in 6.

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