April 16, 2011SHARKS PAGE SHARKSVIDEO
Optional skate for the Sharks this morning, after a quality practice yesterday.Ian White spoke for the first time today, following his injury in Game 1. Here are some of the highlights:White:
- I feel pretty good. Its smart to take a few days and really make sure youre 100 before you go back into this type of pace of hockey but my spirits are positive, I think Ill be back pretty soon.- Its not like a real awful feeling, I dont have blinding headaches or anything. Something just feels like its a little off, and you need to give it time to heal. Its not something that you can go put some ice on it and it will heal faster. Just takes a few days.- Its fortunate that its not going to knock me out for the rest of the postseason, and hopefully Ill miss just this one game.NEWS: Kings' Stoll suspended for hit on White
- Youve got to do some of this psych evaluation stuff, Im going to do that tomorrow and see how it goes, and if it goes good Ill probably take some time out there on the ice.Todd McLellan on Whites return:- We've got to put the players well being and health ahead of playing and when he's ready he's a very important part, and he'll be back in the lineup.Look for either Justin Braun, or Kent Huskins to take Whites place tonight, as he is a definite scratch. Braun is more of the likely candidate being healthy and a right-handed shot, however Head Coach Todd McLellan assured us that Huskins is Ready after recovering from his upper-body injury for more than 5 weeks.Joe Thornton is pleased with the Game 1 win, especially considering the results of years prior. It's nice, last year we got off to a slow start against colorado. it's nice to get the first one under our belt, get everybody calm and get our legs underneath us, and really get our stride.
VIDEO: Sharks Friday practice -- Joe Thornton
Most of the Sharks, including Dan Boyle, are happy with the results of the first game in this series, but also see areas that need improvement:- We certainly gave that team the idea that they can play with us and that they can beat us by allowing htem to come back and take over the game at some point, so yeah as important as it was, it's over and done with and now we're looking ahead.VIDEO: Sharks Friday practice -- Dan Boyle
The Sharks will wear black sweaters again tonight, as they will at home for the rest of the postseason.