Avs acquire Sauer; part with Skoula

2/21/2004 – Tsn.ca reports

DENVER, Colo. – The Colorado Avalanche has acquired defenseman Kurt Sauer and a fourth round draft choice in the 2005 Entry Draft from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. In return, the Avalanche gave up the services of Martin Skoula.

The pendulum is swinging towards the Avs, Lacroix is a man of action who acts when his team demonstrates a deficiency. Sauer is a monster presence who will serve the Avs well.