ST. LOUIS - DECEMBER 18: Paul Kariya #9 of the St. Louis Blues looks to pass the puck in the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 18, 2009 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/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