I feel outstanding today. The old adage is time heals everything,” White said. “I had a couple of days off here and feel really good.”
Sunday was a day of good news for the Sharks with regards to defenseman Ian White. The blueliner who scored his first postseason point on his first postseason shift, is on the track to returning.
“I plan to be at a full practice (Monday),” White said. “I did a workout here today and everything went well. I did the neuro psych test and everything was fine.”
Should the practice go as planned, the next step is to find game action again.
“If everything goes well on the ice tomorrow, it should be good to go for Tuesday,” White said.
White wasn’t bitter about the hit delivered by Jarret Stoll, but pointed out the dangerous plays must be dealt with.
“It wasn’t intentional, but my head hit the ice pretty hard,” White acknowledged. “It’s a sensitive thing your brain. You want to make sure.”
The pain of not being to help his teammates out in Game 2 was just as difficult to deal with.
“It was excruciating, one of the hardest things I’ve had to do,” White said. “You just want to be there with the guys and help battle. It was difficult to sit and watch the game.”
Even with the hit, White still has some great memories from his playoff debut.
“I got a period of playoff hockey and it was everything I always thought it would be,” White said. “It was lots of fun to play in. It was a terrible shame not to be able to finish it.”
Hopefully by Tuesday, White will be able to put the entire scenario behind him.
“I guess the basic thing is you’d rather the play not happen,” White said. “You’d rather he not be suspended and I’d rather not be hurt. That would be the ultimate goal.”