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Sharks goalie Alex Stalock has been placed on injured reserve, the team announced on Wednesday.
Stalock was scheduled to start the Sharks-Panthers game on Tuesday, but was a late scratch. Coach Todd McLellan didn’t offer any specifics after the game.
In his last appearance in Dallas on Saturday, Stalock was on the receiving end of a high hit from the Stars’ Antoine Roussel late in the game, and it took several moments for the 27-year-old to get back on his skates again after a member of the Sharks’ medical staff attended to him. He stayed in the game, playing the final one minute and nine seconds of the Sharks’ 5-3 win.
Stalock, in his second full NHL season, is 2-2-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage in five games.
The Sharks have recalled rookie Troy Grosenick from AHL Worcester to take Stalock’s vacant roster spot. The 25-year-old is 7-2-1 with a 2.73 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in 10 games with Worcester, and his seven wins leads the AHL.
Grosenick played in one Sharks preseason game, allowing two goals on 12 shots in a 5-2 win over Vancouver in Sep. 23 at Stockton, Ca.
A 6-foot-1, 185-pound native of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Grosenick signed with San Jose as a free agent on April 8, 2013.