Roenick (knee), Cheechoo (groin) placed on IR

Updated: December 12, 2007, 1:19 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Forwards Jonathan Cheechoo and Jeremy Roenick went on the San Jose Sharks' injured reserve list Tuesday, keeping them out for at least one week.

Jonathan Cheechoo



Cheechoo, the NHL's top goal-scorer in the 2005-06 season, injured his groin in Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. The season has been a disappointment for Cheechoo, who has just four goals in 28 games after undergoing double hernia surgery in the offseason.

Roenick is the Sharks' second-leading scorer in his first season with the club, with six goals and eight assists in 26 games. He's sidelined with a minor knee injury.

The Sharks activated center Marcel Goc from IR to play Tuesday night against Minnesota, and seldom-used veteran forward Curtis Brown was also in the lineup. Goc missed San Jose's previous eight games because of back spasms.

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