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Sharks coach McLellan out with concussion-like symptoms

Feb 28, 2012, 1:57 PM EST

Troubling news out of San Jose as the Sharks announced head coach Todd McLellan will miss Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia with concussion-like symptoms. McLellan, 44, was injured during Sunday’s game against Minnesota after being struck by a Wild player’s stick and collapsing:

“Todd continues to make progress in his recovery from the stick incident in Minnesota on Sunday evening but is still experiencing concussion-like symptoms,” San Jose GM Doug Wilson said in a statement. “Thus, he will not be behind the bench until cleared by doctors to resume his coaching duties.”

“Our main concern at this point is for Todd’s full and complete recovery.”

Sharks assistant coaches Matt Shaw and Jay Woodcroft will replace McLellan in the interim. It promises to be a tall order for the pair — San Jose is 3-6-1 in its last 10 and sits in seventh place (71 points) heading into Monday’s action, two points back of Phoenix for top spot in the Pacific Division.

  1. hawknuts - Feb 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    pat quinn’s voice: p*ssy

  2. cableguymike - Feb 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Get well soon, Frodo. The Shire is counting on you.

  3. abrienza428 - Feb 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Now we know the concussion problem in the NHL has gotten out of hand. Even the coaches aren’t safe.

    • solador78 - Feb 28, 2012 at 2:26 PM

      Just wait until an anvil falls on Jeremy Jacobs’ head or one of his puppets like Bettman.

  4. govtminion - Feb 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    “Man, that really rang my bell… I swear I just saw a couple of Avs players walking around the locker room…”

  5. AlohaMrHand - Feb 28, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Might be a good thing,have you seen how both Philly and San Jose have been playing lately?

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