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Avalanche F Milan Hejduk will sit out game against Flames with knee injury

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Colorado Avalanche Matt Duchene, left, congratulates teammate Milan Hejduk, of Czech Republic, on his first goal against the Edmonton Oilers during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Ulan Author: The Hockey News

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Avalanche F Milan Hejduk will sit out game against Flames with knee injury

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DENVER - Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk will miss Colorado's game against the Calgary Flames with a knee injury.

The team also will be without right wing Marek Svatos, who is hampered by a groin injury.

Avalanche coach Joe Sacco said Sunday morning that both players are day-to-day. The Avalanche play again Tuesday against Washington.

Hejduk has missed five games this season, two due to a balky back and three more with a knee ailment. He is tied for the team lead with 12 goals.

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