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



In a scene all too familiar to San Jose Sharks fans, Joe Pavelski suffered an ugly head injury in a first-round playoff game on Monday night.

Pavelski’s head struck the ice after this Matt Dumba hit, leaving Game One of an eventual 3-2 Dallas Stars’ OT loss to the Minnesota Wild.

And today, Stars head coach Peter DeBoer, also familiar to Sharks fans of course, confirmed that Pavelski had suffered a concussion. There’s no timetable for Pavelski’s return.

This is echoes of the DeBoer-helmed San Jose Sharks’ first-round series in 2019, when Pavelski got tied up with the Vegas Golden Knights’ Cody Eakin in the faceoff circle late in Game Seven:

Down 3-0 at the time, the Sharks rode the five-minute major power play called on Eakin to a 5-4 OT victory.

Hopefully for Dallas, Pavelski can return like he came back for the Sharks in Game Seven of their second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche. The Sharks would pull out a 3-2 win and advance to the Western Conference Finals.

The NHL did not discipline Dumba for his hit on Pavelski…

… which led to a Dallas media member calling for “Marchment” justice on Dumba.

Bryan Marchment was a no-holds-barred defenseman for the Edmonton Oilers and Sharks in playoff battles against the Stars in 1997 and 1998 and 2000. Marchment became a scout and development coach for the Sharks from 2007 to 2022, until his untimely death last year.

His son, Mason, is currently a winger for the Stars.

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Winnipeg Jets forward Morgan Barron needed 75 stitches to close a nasty cut suffered in Game One in Vegas. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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