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Colorado getting healthy as Sakic, Smyth, Stastny all practice with Avs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Colorado's top three forwards -- captain
Joe Sakic, Ryan Smyth and Paul Stastny -- are back on the ice.

Sakic, who is recovering from hernia surgery, went through a
light skate before practice Monday. It was the first time he has
skated since November.


Smyth (ankle) and Stastny (appendectomy) participated in
practice and both took contact. For Smyth, it was his first ice
time since he was injured on New Year's Eve.


Stastny, the team's leading scorer with 49 points, has been
practicing and could return soon. He's listed as questionable for
Tuesday night when the Avs play Anaheim at the Pepsi Center.


Coach Joel Quenneville said Smyth could return to action this
week.