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08:40  24 april  2019
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Sharks' Joe Thornton suspended for Game 4 for head hit

Sharks' Joe Thornton suspended for Game 4 for head hit LAS VEGAS — San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton was suspended Monday for one playoff game for a hit to the head of Vegas' Tomas Nosek. The NHL's Department of Player Safety said that Thornton's hit on Nosek in Game 3 was avoidable and that the head was "clearly the main point of contact." That led to the decision to suspend Thornton for Game 4 on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Thornton was called for an illegal check to the head on the play and defended it after the game. "I honestly thought I barely touched him," Thornton said after the game. "He just came right back; it was just one of those plays that it is what it is.

Exit Joe Pavelski . After making due without Kane and Erik Karlsson for seven games , the Sharks will now need to figure out a Sharks coach Pete DeBoer labeled Pavelski ’s injury as “a little longer than day to day,” which suggests that he’ll miss both of the team’s games in Southern California this

A scary moment as Joe Pavelski ’s head hits the ice hard and is left bloodied. He needs help off the ice as Brent Burns and Joe Thornton helped their

Sharks' Pavelski exits Game 7 with scary injury © Jeff Chiu/The Associated Press San Jose Sharks centre Joe Pavelski is helped off the ice during the third period of Game 7.

It has been a rough first-round series for San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski.

The forward left Game 7 bleeding on Tuesday night. Pavelski was cross checked by Cody Eakin after a faceoff midway through the third period. Pavelski lost his balance and fell head first into the ice.

Pavelski was wobbly as he was helped off the ice and into the dressing room.

Eakin was given a five-minute cross-checking major and 10-minute misconduct and San Jose took full advantage. Trailing 3-0, the Sharks rallied around their fallen captain and scored four goals on the power play.

Vegas tied the game up in the dying minute to force overtime.

In Game 1 of the series, Pavelski lost a few teeth after having a puck deflect off his face and past Golden Knights' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

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A second Game 7 in as many nights will take place when the San Jose Sharks host the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday, and we're all better off for it. Here are three significant storylines to monitor ahead of - and during - the decisive contest: Pavelski's health The biggest question heading into this Game 7 is simple: Will Joe Pavelski play? San Jose has been tight-lipped about Pavelski's availability. Head coach Peter DeBoer essentially labeled his captain a game-time decision Tuesday, but cautioned "he'd be playing right now if he had a clean bill of health," according to's Tim Campbell.

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