Sharks' Roenick Out Three Weeks With Shoulder Injury

Center will likely be out until January

San Jose Sharks center Jeremy Roenick probably will be out for three weeks after injuring his shoulder.

Roenick was hurt in the first period of the NHL-leading Sharks' 2-0 victory over Anaheim on Thursday night, crashing against the boards on a hit by defenseman Brett Festerling.

Roenick returned to the game, but later tests revealed torn cartilage in his shoulder.

Roenick, who's in his 20th NHL season, will likely be out until January.

Roenick has three goals and five assists during limited ice time in 28 games for the Sharks. He has thrived on San Jose's fourth line during his two seasons with the club, mentoring his younger teammates and providing veteran leadership.

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.

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