Hockey

Sharks lose Roenick for 3 weeks

San Jose Sharks veteran Jeremy Roenick is likely to miss three weeks with a shoulder injury.

San Jose Sharks veteran Jeremy Roenick is likely to miss three weeks with a shoulder injury.

Roenick, 38, was hurt in the first period of Thursday night's 2-0 win over Anaheim when he was hit into the end boards by the Ducks' Brett Festerling. Roenick returned to the game, but subsequent tests revealed torn cartilage in his shoulder, according to the forward.

San Jose coach Todd McLellan said Saturday that Roenick, who's in his 20th NHL season, will likely be out until January.

Roenick has eight points (three goals) in 28 games this season, his second with the Sharks.

A two-time 50-goal scorer in the early '90s with Chicago, Roenick, who has 512 career goals, now skates mostly on San Jose's fourth line.

The Sharks replaced Roenick by recalling forward Lukas Kaspar from their AHL affiliate in Worcester before Saturday night's 5-4 win over the Blues.

With files from the Associated Press

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