SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 26: Goaltender Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks dives to stop the puck headed for his goal as teammate Justin Braun #61 looks on against the Anaheim Ducks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on December 26, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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