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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The Sharks gave a $12,000 grant to the USS Hornet Museum!
Today the @SanJoseSharks went aboard the @USSHornetMuseum and welcomed active duty and veteran military personnel & their families for a day of hockey fun! Also, in partnership with @veritoneinc the Sharks Foundation will provide the Hornet with a $12,000 Community Assist Grant! pic.twitter.com/G73BtkNe3t
— Sharks Community (@sjscommunity) November 21, 2022
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Goaltending prospect Strauss Mann was re-assigned to the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL.
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AROUND THE NHL…
The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrated Evgeni Malkin‘s 1,000th game.
Patrice Bergeron reflects on habit of signing hometown deals with Boston Bruins.
The Hockey News provides trade options for Canucks’ captain Bo Horvat.
The Los Angeles Kings finish their road-trip with a disappointing loss in Seattle
The New Jersey Devils are on a fantastic 12-game winning streak.
Jonathan Huberdeau secures win in his return to Florida.
Seattle Kraken decide to send Shane Wright to the AHL for a conditioning stint.
Washington Hockey Now gives the pros and cons of the Capitals making an offer for Erik Karlsson.
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