NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 08: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated by teammates Zach Parise #9 and Adam Henrique #14 after scoring a first-period goal against the New York Islanders during the game at the Prudential Center on March 8, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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