Thursday, November 16, 2006
Cheechoo day-to-day with left leg injury
ESPN.com news services
The San Jose Sharks appeared to have escaped a major setback.
The team announced Thursday that Jonathan Cheechoo, who led the NHL with 56 goals last season, is day-to-day with a left leg injury that is "not serious." His status for Saturday's game against the Flyers is uncertain.
Cheechoo left in the second period of Wednesday night's 4-3 win over Colorado after a pile-up in front of the Avalanche net. Cheechoo was helped off the ice after Avalanche defenseman Karlis Skrastins fell on top of him in the goal crease late in the frame.
Cheechoo remained on the ice for a few minutes and then leaned on a trainer and alternate captain Joe Thornton as he skated off -- putting weight only on his right foot. He did not return and was unavailable for comment after the game.
Cheechoo took 16 shifts Wednesday night and didn't record a shot. He has seven goals and eight assists this season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.