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SAN JOSE - Sharks forward Tyler Kennedy is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, a team source told CSNBayArea.com on Monday. He has been placed on injured reserve.
Kennedy was hurt during the Sharks’ 3-2 win in Calgary on Saturday in the first period, and according to the San Jose Mercury News, was seen leaving the arena later that night with his left arm in a sling. The 28-year-old has five points (3g, 2a) in 13 games with the Sharks this season, including two goals against Boston last Thursday.
Matt Nieto has missed the last two games with a lower body injury, but he is close to a return.
The Sharks are expected to recall a forward from AHL Worcester in time for their home game on Tuesday against Edmonton.
Candidates for recall include Chris Tierney, who has one goal and nine assists in 12 games since he was reassigned from San Jose on Nov. 6; Freddie Hamilton, who has 13 points in 22 games; Daniil Tarasov, Worcester’s leading scorer with 14 points in 21 games, and Melker Karlsson, who has five goals and five assists in 20 games.
Goaltender Troy Grosenick, on injured reserve since Nov. 26 with an apparent head injury, is expected to be cleared to return to Worcester on Tuesday.