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Marleau talks about car accident; Burns close to return?

Nov 20, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

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From our friends at CSN Bay Area:

Less than 24 hours later, Patrick Marleau is still feeling the effects of a car accident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon in San Jose. But, it sounds as if he’s fortunate that the two-car collision wasn’t worse.

“I was just driving on a side street, and a guy pulled out right in front of me,” said Marleau, who was driving a Mercedes SUV. “I didn’t have much time to react. I just hammered on the brakes, and went right into the side of him.”

The Sharks have a game Thursday versus Tampa Bay. Marleau was able to practice today, so we can probably expect he’ll play tomorrow.

Brent Burns could also be in the lineup versus the Lightning. Per the Mercury News, the big defenseman-turned-winger was skating at practice today on a line with Joe Thornton and rookie Tomas Hertl.

“There’ll be two decisions on when he’ll play — the medical part but also the timing and conditioning part,” coach Todd McLellan said. “Those both have to be taken into consideration.”

Related: What’s going on with Brent Burns?

  1. skr213 - Nov 20, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    I don’t care about the car accident, but I do hope Burns is able to rejoin soon. The team is missing what he brings.

  2. coolkidchris - Nov 20, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    He was hammering the brakes?…….well no wonder he couldn’t stop in time.

  3. muckleflugga - Nov 20, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    by the look of the damage on the suv, marleau had to have been speeding…look at the disposition of the vehicles after coming to rest; a lot of energy was dispersed

    as for hammering the brakes, i see no skid marks, but i do see point of impact on wrong side of road

    is the guy in the mustang going to argue it appeared safe to enter roadway, but marleau’s speed closed the distance quicker than reasonably expected

    cell phone records for both parties will be interesting if insurance companies duke it out

    all of this only consequential if injuries involve costly recuperation or disability

    • hockeyflow33 - Nov 21, 2013 at 1:30 AM

      Complete garbage just like all your posts

  4. sjsharks66 - Nov 20, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Do you work for the insurance company? Because after reading that, i say Patty is guilty! Lol

    Hope Burns comes back. Sharks have definitely missed him!

  5. jhaegs - Nov 21, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    I think he was in a group text with Mike Richards, Ovechkin, and Malkin at the time of the accident…

  6. jimeejohnson - Nov 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Worst drivers are on Long Island. Jersey’s a close second.

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