SAINT PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 25: Major League Baseball American League MVP Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins walks out onto the ice for the honorary puck drop prior to the game between Blake Wheeler #26 of the Boston Bruins and Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center on November 25, 2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)
I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.
— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas