|Assets:||Usually plays a safe game from the back end. Owns thunderous body-checking acumen and defensive poise. Has the ability to put his stamp on a game physically. Plays through injuries and leads by example.|
|Flaws:||Has a tendency to overhandle the puck from time to time, and he isn't the fastest and most elegant skater out there. Injuries have been a factor here. As a result, his overall game is in decline.|
|Career Potential:||Physical, veteran stay-at-home defenseman in decline.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2003-04 (Tampa Bay)|
|WHL||West Second All-Star Team||1997-98|
|4/30/2014||Missed the last 7 regular season and first 7 playoff games (back injury).|
|4/03/2014||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|2/26/2014||Missed 13 games (back injury).|
|1/16/2014||Back injury, injured reserve.|
|1/14/2014||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|6/27/2013||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|4/26/2013||Missed 2 games (broken nose).|
|4/23/2013||Broken nose, day-to-day.|
|6/29/2012||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames to a two-year contract.|
|3/30/2012||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|3/22/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/05/2010||Missed 19 games (undisclosed).|
|10/12/2009||Missed 5 games (bruised foot).|
|10/01/2009||Bruised foot, day-to-day.|
|4/18/2009||Missed 7 games (right ankle injury).|
|4/02/2009||Right ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|3/07/2008||Missed 2 games (facial injury).|
|3/01/2008||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a five-year contract.|
|7/27/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a one-year contract.|
|8/08/2004||Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a two-year contract.|
|7/16/2004||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|11/26/2001||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|11/21/2001||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|11/20/2001||Missed 4 games (right shoulder injury).|
|11/16/2001||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|11/08/2001||Right shoulder injury, mid-November.|
|10/20/2001||Missed 2 games (knee injury).|
|10/14/2001||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|8/06/2001||Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|2/15/2001||Recalled from Detroit (IHL).|
|2/13/2001||Assigned to Detroit (IHL).|
|11/14/2000||Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).|
|11/11/2000||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|11/04/2000||Recalled from Detroit (IHL).|
|10/26/2000||Assigned to Detroit (IHL).|
|6/27/2013||Calgary Flames traded Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche for David Jones and Shane O'Brien.|
|7/01/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|3/09/2000||Tampa Bay Lightning traded Chris Gratton to the Buffalo Sabres for Brian Holzinger, Wayne Primeau and Cory Sarich.|
|6/22/1996||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round (27th overall) in 1996.|
Cory Sarich sits again Sunday with back issue | 04/07/2014 12:24 PM
NewsCory Sarich sat for a third straight game Sunday because of a back injury.
ImpactHe 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.
| 02/27/2014 2:07 AM
NewsCory Sarich returned to action on Wednesday February 26.
Cory Sarich (back) returns to practice Thurs. | 02/21/2014 8:57 AM
NewsCory Sarich (back) took part in Thursday's practice.
Impact"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.
Cory Sarich (back) is out indefinitely | 01/16/2014 3:06 PM
NewsCory Sarich is out indefinitely with a back injury.
ImpactHe 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.
Cory Sarich (back) waits for MRI results | 01/15/2014 5:58 PM
NewsCory Sarich (back) has undergone an MRI, but the Avalanche don't have the results yet.
ImpactSarich was scratched from Tuesday's contest due to the injury. Consider Sarich day-to-day for now.
Cory Sarich (back) was a late scratch Tuesday | 01/15/2014 9:38 AM
NewsCory Sarich was a late scratch for Tuesday's contest because of a back ailment.
ImpactThe 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.
Sarich will be back in Avs' lineup Sunday | 12/29/2013 12:53 PM
NewsCory Sarich will be in the Colorado lineup Sunday against Winnipeg.
Adrian Dater Twitter
ImpactIt is not clear who will sit out to accommodate Sarich. Tyson Barrie and Nick Holden could be candidates.
Cory Sarich is slated to draw back in Thurs. | 11/21/2013 3:46 PM
NewsCory Sarich skated in Colorado's top-six defense group during Thursday's practice.
ImpactHe 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.
Cory Sarich set to be scratched Tuesday | 11/18/2013 6:01 PM
NewsCory Sarich is expected to be a healthy scratch Tuesday.
ImpactRecently recalled defender Tyson Barrie is projected to play in his place. Coach Patrick Roy feels the 35-year-old rearguard could use a rest.
Sarich to play v Panthers Saturday | 11/16/2013 12:49 PM
NewsCory Sarich looks as if he will be able to play Saturday night against the Panthers.
Adrian Dater Twitter
ImpactThere was some question as to his availability but he is on the ice Saturday afternoon and looks good to go.
Cory Sarich scores in win over Toronto | 10/09/2013 8:30 AM
NewsCory Sarich found the back of the net in Colorado's 2-1 win over Toronto Tuesday night.
ImpactHis 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.
Cory Sarich ready for fresh start in Colorado | 09/27/2013 8:55 AM
NewsCory Sarich is hoping to get a fresh start in Colorado.
Impact"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.
Avs likely to be weak on blueline in 2013-14 | 07/07/2013 7:54 AM
NewsThe Colorado Avalanche blueline looks to be weak again next season.
ImpactThe 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.
Colorado gets Sarich in trade with Flames | 06/27/2013 6:40 PM
NewsCory Sarich has been traded to Colorado as part of a four-player deal.
ImpactSarich 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.
Cory Sarich suffers a broken nose Sunday | 04/23/2013 6:43 AM
NewsCory Sarich suffered a broken nose Sunday when he got into a fight with Minnesota's Clayton Stoner.
ImpactSarich 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.
Cory Sarich makes rare appearance Thursday | 03/22/2013 8:19 AM
NewsCory Sarich made a rare appearance in Calgary's lineup Thursday night against Nashville.
ImpactIn just his 10th game of the 2013 campaign, he posted a minus-2 rating and two hits in nearly 11 minutes of ice time. It wouldn't be shocking if he returned to the press box for Friday's match versus Columbus.
Cory Sarich plays on Monday versus Kings | 03/12/2013 7:35 AM
NewsCory Sarich was back in the lineup Monday for the first time in three weeks.
ImpactSarich had been a healthy scratch ever since Feb. 18 and has played in only nine games this season failing to pick up a point. That is not his game however and coach Bob Hartley wanted some toughness in the lineup. "I felt it was time for a change, time for new blood," Hartley said. "We're giving up way too many goals. It's a change of scenery, plus on Cory's side, I think he deserves it. Like here's a true professional who works so hard, has a great attitude, wants to contribute to the team's success." Sarich was minus-one in only 8:45 minutes of action with two hits.
Cory Sarich a healthy scratch on Wednesday | 02/21/2013 7:29 AM
NewsCory Sarich was a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
ImpactHe was joined in the press box by Anton Babchuk and Blair Jones who were also able to play but coaches decisions not to. Sarich has played in only eight of the Flames 15 games and is minus-three with nary a point. He has no fantasy value.
|2004-05||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2004-05||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Games||82||4 times-last: 2006-07 (TB)|
|Penalty Minutes||135||2007-08 (Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2003-04 (TB)|
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