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Cory Sarich | Defenseman

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/16/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 207
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Cory Sarich sat for a third straight game Sunday because of a back injury.
He has been credited with 107 hits and 66 blocked shots in 54 games this season to go with 10 points and a plus-7 rating. Sarich has averaged just over 17 minutes of ice time per game when he's been in the lineup. Consider him day-to-day. Apr 7 - 12:24 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Cory Sarich returned to action on Wednesday February 26 from a back injury.

The stay-at-home defenseman was making his first appearance since Jan. 11. Sarich has nine points, 86 hits and 56 blocks in 43 games this season.
Feb 27 - 2:07 AM

Cory Sarich (back) took part in Thursday's practice.

"I felt good out there. A little wobbly here and there, chasing some of the guys around. It has been a while," said Sarich, who has been out since Jan. 111 due to a back injury. "Give me a couple more days of practice where we really bump and grind, and that will tell me where I am. But as long as I'm out there, then me being able to play becomes a bigger reality." He hopes to get back into Colorado's lineup soon.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 21 - 8:57 AM

Cory Sarich is out indefinitely with a back injury.

He was a late scratch against Chicago on Tuesday because of a back injury. Sarich has nine points and 86 hits in 42 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 16 - 3:06 PM

Cory Sarich (back) has undergone an MRI, but the Avalanche don't have the results yet.

Sarich was scratched from Tuesday's contest due to the injury. Consider Sarich day-to-day for now.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 15 - 5:58 PM

Cory Sarich was a late scratch for Tuesday's contest because of a back ailment.

The Avalanche dressed 11 forwards in a 3-2 overtime win against Chicago due to Paul Stastny's leg injury. Losing Sarich before the game and Erik Johnson during it to injuries as well shortened the team's bench further. Consider Sarich day-to-day for now.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 15 - 9:38 AM

Cory Sarich will be in the Colorado lineup Sunday against Winnipeg.

It is not clear who will sit out to accommodate Sarich. Tyson Barrie and Nick Holden could be candidates.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Cory Sarich skated in Colorado's top-six defense group during Thursday's practice.

He was scratched for Tuesday's game against Chicago, but it looks like he'll be back Thursday in Phoenix. "I tried to use it to my advantage. Get some rest. Couple extra days, couple good sleeps," he said. "It is re-energizing, seeing your team have success like that and you have to sit there and watch it. Makes you want to be out there doing it." Nick Holden will take his spot in the press box.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Cory Sarich is expected to be a healthy scratch Tuesday.

Recently recalled defender Tyson Barrie is projected to play in his place. Coach Patrick Roy feels the 35-year-old rearguard could use a rest.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Cory Sarich looks as if he will be able to play Saturday night against the Panthers.

There was some question as to his availability but he is on the ice Saturday afternoon and looks good to go.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Cory Sarich found the back of the net in Colorado's 2-1 win over Toronto Tuesday night.

His tally evened the game at 1-1 not long after the Leafs had taken a 1-0 lead. Sarich also picked up two penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating in the contest. The physical defender isn't known for his offense, but he can contribute hits and PIMs if he plays regularly. Sarich currently owns a plus-5 rating on the year, which ties him for second in the league.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 08:30:00 AM

Cory Sarich is hoping to get a fresh start in Colorado.

"It's nice to be here and get a fresh chance," said Sarich. "If I can get my game going the way I know I can, I think it will really help the club." He is being projected to play on the Avs' third defense pairing with Jan Hejda. Sarich has one year left on his contract, but his focus is being stable and helping the team get off to a good start. If he plays regularly in 2013-14 then he should be able to pick up penalty minutes, hits and blocks.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 08:55:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche blueline looks to be weak again next season.

The Avs picked up Cory Sarich in a trade over a week ago but he is likely a seventh or eighth defenseman under the best of circumstances so the Avalanche should head into the 2013-14 with the same weak blueline as last season when Erik Johnson, Jan Hejda, Ryan Wilson, Tyson Barrie, Stefan Elliott and Matt Hunwick led the way. Wilson was the best of the bunch and was injured for most of the shortened season, so they could be slightly better but the weak blueline does not bode well for goaltender Semyon Varlamov and all poolies who take him.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 07:54:00 AM

Cory Sarich has been traded to Colorado as part of a four-player deal.

Sarich and Alex Tanguay have been traded to the Avalanche for David Jones and Shane O'Brien. Sarich appeared in just 28 games with the Flames in 2013. He can play a physical role but he'll probably remain as a depth option in Colorado.
Source: TSN.ca
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 06:40:00 PM

Cory Sarich suffered a broken nose Sunday when he got into a fight with Minnesota's Clayton Stoner.

Sarich managed to practice Monday and is likely to play on Tuesday. "I'm fine," Sarich said. "It's a little tender. I don't think I'd want to take one off it again any time soon. Other than that, it's all right." Sarich has not played a lot this season and has only two assists in 27 games.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 06:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
6Joey Hishon
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Brad Stuart
5Stefan Elliott
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Nick Holden
9Maxim Noreau
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra