McLellan out for Sharks with concussion-like symptoms

February 28, 2012, 6:42 pm
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Sharks head coach Todd McLellan will not be behind the bench for San Jose's game against the Flyers Tuesday night, the team announced.

The team released the following statement from executive vice president and general manager Doug Wilson:

"Todd continues to make progress in his recovery from the stick incident in Minnesota on Sunday evening but is still experiencing concussion-like symptoms. Thus, he will not be behind the bench until cleared by doctors to resume his coaching duties, beginning with tonights game against the Philadelphia Flyers. While Todd will continue to provide his input on the team, we have full confidence in the abilities of Assistant Coaches Matt Shaw and Jay Woodcroft to lead the team in Todds absence ... Our main concern at this point is for Todds full and complete recovery."

McLellan left the Sharks' game in Minnesota Sunday after an opposing player's stick hit him in the head.