LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Joe Sakic, Colorado's captain and top scorer, could miss Game 4 of the Avalanche's playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday because of a sore right shoulder.

Sakic, the NHL's second-leading scorer this season, sat out practice Tuesday. He was injured when he was checked into the boards early in the first period of Colorado's 4-3 victory Monday night.

Colorado coach Bob Hartley said Sakic's shoulder was feeling much better but there wasn't any immediate decision on whether he will play.

Sakic, who had 54 goals and 64 assists in the regular season, said he expected to be able to go in the fourth game.

The Avalanche hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.