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Referee Out for Head Injury

January 10, 1998

DALLAS (AP) _ Rob Shick, scheduled to be the referee when the Detroit Red Wings played the Dallas Stars, did not work Friday night because of post-concussion syndrome.

Shick suffered a concussion on Dec. 20 while officiating a game at Vancouver. His only game since was Jan. 2.

Stars medical personnel checked Shick before the game and said he was still suffering from aftereffects of the concussion.

Linesman Wayne Bonney took over as the referee, with Jay Sharrers working as the only linesman. League officials were attempting to locate a local minor league official to serve as the second linesman.

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