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SJHN Daily: Good News, Pavelski Nearing Return From Concussion

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Joe Pavelski is doubtful to play in tonight’s game but could be close to a return.

The former San Jose Sharks captain fell victim to a brutal hit from Matt Dumba in Game One of the Dallas Stars-Minnesota Wild playoff series. No stranger, unfortunately, to playoff head injuries, Pavelski was diagnosed with a concussion.

SJHN Daily: Pavelski Has Concussion After Dumba Hit, Dallas Columnist Calls for ‘Marchment’ Justice

Good news, Pavelski has been skating with the line-up scratches the last two days. So while Stars’ head coach Peter DeBoer did not rule out Pavelski for tonight, The Athletic’s Saad Yousuf pointed out that the veteran did not take part in full practice today, as Tyler Seguin was still slotted in Pavelski’s place on the top line alongside Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz.

However, the team is optimistic about Pavelski’s potential return to the series.

Tied 2-2, the Stars and Wild will square off in Game Five tonight. Puck drop is at 5 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on TBS.

AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…

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Nico Sturm talks candidly about the Sharks’ need to improve next season.

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AROUND THE NHL…

The Toronto Maple Leafs complete massive comeback against the Tampa Bay Lightning:

Cale Makar was suspended a game for his late hit on Jared McCann.

Linus Ullmark challenged Matthew Tkachuk to a fight.

The Vegas Golden Knights are on the brink of a first-round series win.

Could recent first-rounder Marco Kasper join the Detroit Red Wings sooner than expected?

The New York Islanders are nearing elimination.

Patrik Elias helped fire up the New Jersey Devils ahead of their recent victory:

Top Calgary Flames’ prospect named AHL MVP, goaltender Dustin Wolf.

The Florida Panthers are looking to come back, can they win “Three Game 7s?”

Derek Lalonde explains how the Lightning adjust their defense to help Andrei Vasilevskiy:

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