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San Jose’s Moore releases statement explaining absence, wife’s illness

Jun 5, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT

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There was uncertainty surrounding Sharks forward Dominic Moore when he missed the final two games of San Jose’s opening-round playoff series against St. Louis. The 31-year-old had been a lineup regular in a checking role and there was no reason given for his absence — until today.

The Sharks released the following statement today on behalf of Moore, which explains why he left the team:

There have been a lot of questions and concerns raised since it was revealed that I had to miss several games of the Sharks/Blues playoff series due to a family matter and I wanted to update extended family, friends, and former teammates on our situation.

Towards the end of the 2011-12 season, my wife, Katie, began feeling ill. We visited with local doctors, who suggested running a variety of tests to ascertain the cause of the issue. Ultimately, Katie was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer and it was recommended that she undergo surgery, which took place in California in April.

While it was disappointing to not be able to compete with my Sharks teammates in the playoffs, my wife’s condition and care come first and I want to thank the Sharks organization, my teammates and their families for the love and support that has been shown to Katie and I during this difficult time.

We continue to pursue the best treatment and care for Katie.

According to David Pollack of the San Jose Mercury News, there was no further update on Katie’s current health, and a team spokesman said Dominic will not have any further comment at this time.

  1. rob1986s - Jun 5, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Family comes first.

  2. govtminion - Jun 5, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Glad they caught this early- he made the right call on skipping those games to be with her, and I’m glad the Sharks agreed. Here’s hoping she feels better very soon.

  3. sjsharks66 - Jun 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    That sucks.. :(

  4. hrudey - Jun 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Here’s hoping for a full recovery and a happy life for the family.

  5. pantherpro - Jun 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    The Sharks family is tight. Good luck D Mo

  6. taytay099 - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    I hope she has a full recovery.

  7. sjsharksfan11 - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Not like we missed you anyways cause you’re a garbage player. Best wishes to your wife’s health though.

    • joethorntonisclutch - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

      Wow, you just ruined the whole point of this article. This article made the sharks look good, you made them look bad. Thanks buddy

  8. sjsharks66 - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    ^douche

    • zach28 - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:20 PM

      huge douche

  9. sjsharks66 - Jun 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    If you look at the comments on NHL.com it’s good to see fans from every other team being kind. Too bad we have this jackass who’s a fan of the sharks.

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