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Moore: Steve still has post-concussion symptoms

New York Rangers center Erik Christensen (26) challenges

New York Rangers center Erik Christensen (26) challenges Montreal Canadiens center Dominic Moore (42) for possession of the puck during the second period. (March 16, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday/Christopher Pasatieri

Dominic Moore's jersey is long gone from the Rangers' locker room, but one of his uniforms is on display in Manhattan. Moore, who played 87 games from 2003 to 2006 for the Blueshirts, skated four years for Harvard and one of his jerseys is framed in the Harvard Club locker room near the squash courts.

"No, never played squash there, a little tennis," Moore, 29, said before last night's game. "Must have come from one of the equipment guys. Understand it's quite a workout though."

The checking center, acquired by the Canadiens from Florida on Feb. 11, said that his brother, Steve, formerly of the Avalanche, still suffers from post-concussion symptoms six years after being punched in the head from behind by Todd Bertuzzi.

Steve Moore went down and other players also piled on. His head hit the ice and he suffered three fractured vertebrae in his neck and a serious concussion, ending his career. Bertuzzi was suspended for 20 games but was reinstated and civil suits remain unsettled.

"He still likes the game, he'll come out sometime to pass pucks to me," said Dominic, who had two goals and five assists in nine games for the Canadiens entering last night.

Halligan honored

Fordham has instituted an annual media studies scholarship in the name of alumnus John Halligan, the former Rangers and NHL public relations executive and author who died in January . . . Former D Paul Mara (2006-08) has eight assists in 42 games but hasn't dressed since Jan. 23 when he suffered an upper-body injury . . . Aaron Voros and Enver Lisin were healthy scratches.


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