Report: Habs great Moore seriously hurt in accident

Updated: August 30, 2006, 5:52 PM ET
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Hockey Hall of Famer Dickie Moore was seriously injured in a car accident, The Montreal Gazette reported Wednesday.

Dickie Moore
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Moore, a Canadiens great who won six Stanley Cups with Montreal, suffered neck, back and rib injuries when his car was hit by a truck Sunday. The Gazette reported that Moore, 75, was trapped in his car for 45 minutes before he was rescued.

The Canadian Press reported that Moore was out of intensive care on Wednesday. Moore's daughter, Lianne Moore, told the CP that although he was in pain, had injured his left knee and had suffered broken ribs and some internal bleeding, he wasn't paralyzed and there was no damage to his spinal cord.

Lianne Moore also said that former teammates, including Jean Beliveau and Dick Duff, had visited her father at Montreal General Hospital and that "his hockey buddies are cheering him on."

"He's quite pleased about that. He's so tough, it's unbelievable," Lianne Moore told the CP.

The Canadiens retired Moore's No. 12 jersey last season. Moore, who played 14 seasons with the Canadiens from 1951-63, won two consecutive scoring titles with Montreal in 1958-59.

Moore, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974, scored 261 goals and 608 points in 719 regular-season games.

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