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Tampa Bay Lightning C Dominic Moore forced to sit with groin injury

TAMPA — C Dominic Moore aggravated a left groin strain and likely won't play in this weekend's preseason games against the Panthers.

Moore, hurt Sept. 21 against the Stars, practiced Friday in Calgary, staying on the ice a bit too long, coach Guy Boucher said.

"After about 20 minutes, he should have gone off, but he decided to stay because he was having fun," Boucher said Tuesday at the St. Pete Times Forum. "Now, he's not having fun for a week."

"I get restless," Moore said. "I like to be active, but the best thing is to let this heal."

Boucher said Moore "should be okay" for the Oct. 9 season opener.

"We'll see this weekend, but we won't take a chance," Boucher said. "He's too important for this team."

More injuries: LW Sean Bergenheim (left shoulder surgery in April) likely will play Friday in Sunrise, Boucher said. … G Mike Smith (finger) took shots at practice for the first time. … D Matt Smaby (concussion) is on the ice.

Consequences: When players messed up at practice, Boucher had them do 10 push-ups. "I always believe there needs to be consequences to anything," he said. "Sometimes it's push-ups; sometimes it's laps. It depends how I feel. You do it right, great. You don't, that's to make you remember."

Tampa Bay Lightning C Dominic Moore forced to sit with groin injury 09/28/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:03pm]
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