Colorado general manager Joe Sakic says Yakupov is a "skilled winger who will add depth to our lineup."
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"I don't create the rumors and I don't really comment on them, so it doesn't really matter to me on rumors," Avalanche GM Joe Sakic said. "You guys will know if we decide to make a move that we think improves our club."
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