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SJHN Daily: Simek Says Shaw Hit ‘Dirty’



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Radim Simek thought the Mason Shaw hit was cheap.

After being hit up high by the Minnesota Wild center on Nov. 13 during his first shift of the game, Simek left the ice immediately and never returned to the game. Simek was placed on Injured Reserve the next day and saw his spot taken by rookie Nick Cicek.

“I think it was a dirty, dirty play,” Simek told The Mercury News today. “[Shaw] had a chance to hit my body but he didn’t even try to hit my body. He went through my head.”

Last week, Marc-Edouard Vlasic shared some sarcastic comments about the hit, missed by the on-the-ice officials and not disciplined by the league, with San Jose Hockey Now: “Apparently, the league thought it was clean. I don’t make the decisions. But I guess it was clean. Guy got hit in the head and it was still clean.”

The San Jose Sharks hope Simek can return to the line-up soon. He’s trending upward. He’s participated in the last two morning skates in an orange no-contact jersey, and this morning, he was in regular gear. Head coach David Quinn says that he wants Simek to get through a full practice, which should happen tomorrow, before activating him.

There’s a good chance that Simek will be available on Wednesday against the Seattle Kraken.


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