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Cheechoo Out

Mid-way in the 2nd period, Jonathan Cheechoo hit by Scott Hartnell.  Hartnell gets 5 for kneeing and a game.  Cheechoo went off with no pressure on his right leg.

added pics at 10:02pm…

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update 11:10pm, from the AP via TSN,

The Sharks said Cheechoo was being evaluated, and his return to the best-of-seven series opener was uncertain. Cheechoo led San Jose with 37 goals this season, and came in with 20 points in 13 games.

added 8:48am 4/12/07, via the Tennessean,

“It was an unfortunate accident,’’ Hartnell said. “I think it will show in the video that it was pretty clean. I was going to hit him in the upper body and I didn’t stick out my knee to get a piece of him.’‘
Said Sharks Coach Ron Wilson: “When you stick your elbow in his face and put knee on knee that’s an intent to injure. That’s why he got kicked out of the game.’‘

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