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Marleau talks about car accident; Burns close to return?

Nov 20, 2013, 5:26 PM EST

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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?

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