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Defenceman Oscar Klefbom provided an update on his status Tuesday

by Paul Gazzola /

Oscar Klefbom was visibly under the weather in the final 20 minutes of Game 6 against the San Jose Sharks. It wasn't visible from his performance but when the Swede stayed on the bench for the whole third period with his head down as an ice bag wrapped around his neck, the illness was beginning to become evident.

Klefbom spoke with the media on Tuesday regarding his status.

"I feel good, almost back to normal," he said.

"Didn't feel very good on the bench in San Jose but felt a lot better after the game when we won that game. I feel a lot better now and should be good to go tomorrow."

Klefbom confirmed that an illness had spread through the room during Round 1.

"We had some guys that have not been 100 percent the last couple of weeks," he said. "I felt a bit sick during the days and obviously on the bench, I started to feel very cold and didn't feel very good at all, almost ill."

Klefbom made a responsible decision to pull himself from Game 6 rather than play through the sickness.

"I was not 100 percent ready to go so I just wanted to make sure I didn't go out just to play hero and make a mistake. It was up to the other guys and I think they played a really solid game." 

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