McKenzie: Injury bug takes another bite out of the Sharks
3/3/2009 12:49:56 PM
The San Jose Sharks are being bitten by the injury bug – again.
Forward Mike Grier is out for four-to-six weeks after getting his knee scoped and veteran Jeremy Roenick is also expected to be out for four-to-six weeks with a shoulder injury.
Both, however, are expected to return to the Sharks lineup prior to the playoffs.
They join forwards Marcel Goc and Torrey Mitchell on the injured list.
Goc has a lower-body injury and will be out another few weeks. The Sharks also hope Mitchell will be fully recovered from a broken leg in time for the playoffs.
While the Sharks are reasonably confident all those players will return in time for the playoffs, San Jose is looking at some depth-oriented trade options at the deadline. Ottawa's Chris Neil and Colorado's Ian Laperriere veterans with an edge - are two of the types of players the Sharks may be interested in.