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Sharks star Dany Heatley sidelined for Game 3 by unspecified injury

DENVER – San Jose star Dany Heatley missed Game 3 of the Sharks’ playoff series against Colorado on Sunday night because of an unspecified injury.

A team spokesman declined to elaborate on the nature of Heatley’s injury.

The Sharks recalled Dwight Helminen from Worcester of the American Hockey League.

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Heatley assisted on the tying goal with 31.3 seconds remaining in regulation in Game 2 on Friday night in San Jose. The Sharks won 6-5 in overtime to even the series 1-1.

During the season, Heatley led the league with nine game-winning goals.