The San Jose Sharks will be without Goaltending Coach Warren Strelow for an undetermined amount of time as he recently suffered a minor stroke.
The goaltending guru is currently being taken care of in the Worcester, Mass. area where he was working with minor league goaltenders Thomas Greiss
and Dimitri Patzold.
Strelow, who won a gold medal with Herb Brooks’ Miracle on Ice squad at the 1980 Olympics, has had a series of health problems during the past few years, including a kidney transplant in August of 2003.
“Warren is being taken care of and we look forward to him returning to work with our goaltenders,” said Sharks Vice President and Assistant General Manager Wayne Thomas.
The Sharks veteran goaltending crew knows how important Strelow is to their success.
“I talked to him in the hospital and he understood everything,” said netminder Vesa Toskala. “He’s been through a lot the last couple of years and he’s a strong man. He will bounce back.”