Worcester: Moore has head injury, McLaren returns

November 14, 2011, 9:13 pm
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WORCESTER, Mass. Worcester Sharks defenseman Mike Moore is sidelined indefinitely with a head injury, after hitting the glass hard in the first period of the teams 3-2 home loss to Providence on Sunday.

According to the Worcester Telegrams Bill Ballou:

Moores head hit the glass in the Sharks defensive zone, and the impact gave him a headache, which in the new era of concussion awareness is one of those symptoms that teams try to deal with immediately.

How long Moore will be out for is unknown, as is normal for head injuries these days. He said his memory of the play is clear, which is a good sign that perhaps the injury wont mean too many games on the sideline.

The 26-year-old Moore is in his fourth year with the Sharks' AHL affiliate, and played in six games with San Jose last season, scoring one goal.

In other Worcester news, forward Frazer McLaren played in both Sharks games this weekend. He was scoreless with nine penalty minutes, including a fight with Manchesters Justin Johnson on Saturday.

McLaren is on a conditioning assignment with Worcester as he recovers from hip surgery last May.