Hejduk to play 1,000th game

DENVER (AP) _ Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk will play his 1,000th NHL game Monday.

Hejduk will become the first player in franchise history to play 1,000 regular season games in an Avalanche jersey. The 36-year old will be only the second player in Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise history to skate in 1,0 regular season games, joining Joe Sakic, who dressed in 1,378 games (508 with Quebec, 870 with Colorado).

Hejduk, an alternate captain, will be honored before Monday night's home game against the Dallas Stars.

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