Cory Sarich, who played 54 games for the Avalanche last season and was an unrestricted free agent, was seriously injured Monday after being hit by a car while bicycling in Invermere, British Columbia. Sarich was airlifted to a hospital in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary's CTV reported he was diagnosed with several fractured vertebrae and many bruises.

"It's been a rough couple of days, and I'm grateful for the support I've been receiving from the medical team here and from family and friends," Sarich said in a release. "My wife, Reagan, and I appreciate all of the kind words and encouragement."