SAN JOSE – Sharks first-line forward Joe Pavelski was hit in the left side of his head by a deflected puck just 1:47 into Tuesday night’s game against Edmonton at HP Pavilion and went to the dressing room.
After being struck, Pavelski landed hard on the ice just right of the Edmonton crease, then slammed into the boards with his left shoulder. A trainer examined Pavelski and then assisted him off the ice.
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