Pavelski (undisclosed) left during the third period of Sunday's Game 5 loss to the Blues, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Pavelski took a hit from Alex Pietrangelo and slowly brought himself back to the locker room. The Sharks' captain missed six games last series due to a head injury so hopefully this injury is unrelated. His availability for Tuesday's Game 6 matchup is unknown.
Pavelski picked up an assist and five blocked shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Blues in Game 3. Pavelski laid his body on the line to make Martin Jones' life a little easier Wednesday. Pavelski has four goals, five helpers and 14 blocked shots in 11 postseason appearances, including three points in as many games in the Western Conference finals.
Pavelski posted a power-play goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. It's his second consecutive multi-point outing, and his third in nine appearances during the postseason after sitting out most of the second round with a head injury. Pavelski is up to four goals and four helpers in the playoffs, adding 21 shots and 18 hits.
Pavelski (head) scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 7. Pavelski had missed the first six games of the series with the head injury, but he bounced back with a vital performance in the first period to help the Sharks gain a lead they did not relinquish. Pavelski has three goals and three helpers in eight playoff games, and should play a big role in the Western Conference finals.
Pavelski (head) will be in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 7 against the visiting Avalanche. Pavelski hasn't suited up in a game for the second-round series against the Avs after suffering a head injury in Game 7 against Vegas. Inserting his 38 goals and 64 points this season into the lineup could give the club a huge boost in the series-deciding game. The 34-year-old figures to play with Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane and his return will relegate Michael Haley to the press box. Pavelski has three points in six career Game 7's.
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