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Joe Sakic Returns for Game 6

May 7, 2001

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Joe Sakic, who missed most of Colorado’s last three playoff games with a sore shoulder, returned Sunday night in Game 6 of the Avalanche’s series against the Los Angeles Kings.

The center rejoined the lineup as the Avalanche tried for the second time to clinch the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series.

Sakic, the NHL’s second-leading scorer during the regular season with 118 points, bruised his right shoulder early in Game 3 in Los Angeles. He has five goals and three assists in the playoffs.

Colorado went 2-1 against the Kings during his absence. Los Angeles forced a sixth game with a 1-0 victory Friday night in Denver.

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