Status of Colorado's ailing Sakic, Smyth still in doubt

Updated: December 20, 2007, 10:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Colorado Avalanche could be without two of their most important players for the next few games and possibly more, according to a Denver Post report.

Forward Ryan Smyth is waiting for the test results on a neck injury so severe that even a slight move of the head causes severe pain. Center Joe Sakic continues to suffer with an injured groin.

Sakic has not played since picking up the injury in a game at San Jose on Nov. 30 and hasn't skated at all since Saturday after ...

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