ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 05: Jerred Smithson #25 of the Nashville Predators and Maxim Lapierre #14 of the Anaheim Ducks battle for the puck in the first period at the Honda Center on January 5, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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