The San Jose Sharks left the game with 5:51 remaining in the first period due to injury at Game 5 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday and he did not return to the game and he could miss Game 6.
The San Jose Sharks team’s 3-0 loss against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Sharks coach Todd McLellan said – Vlasic left the game after being checked into the boards by Kings center Jarret Stoll, who received a minor penalty for roughing. The referees didn’t explain why Stoll received only a 2-minute minor.
McLellan said – He didn’t return after the blow he took to the head from Stoll, McLellan told. “He’s got an upper-body injury. You can call it that. They have a tough job,” McLellan said. They can’t determine the extent of an injury on the spot. I don’t hold them accountable for that. They made the call that they thought was appropriate. Unfortunately he’s injured. We want to get that out of the game – if we can. Sources added.
Marc has been one of the Sharks’ most durable players; he’s missed one game during the past 3 seasons. That came late this season when McLellan decided to give him a day off to rest for the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Vlasic has played 600 regular-season games in his NHL career, which began in 2006-07 – when he made the team as an 18-year-old. He has played in 84 career playoff matches.