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Video: Sharks’ Vlasic suffers upper-body injury in Game 5 loss to Kings

Apr 27, 2014, 1:50 AM EDT

The San Jose Sharks spent the majority of Saturday’s playoff game against the L.A. Kings without steady defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who suffered an injury in the first period.

Jarret Stoll clocked Vlasic with a forearm to the side of the head and was given a minor penalty for roughing. The Kings once again staved off elimination, this time with a 3-0 victory to trim San Jose’s lead in the series to 3-2.

The status of the 27-year-old Vlasic, who had been in around 18 to 21 minutes of ice throughout this series, for Game 6 on Monday remains unknown at this point.

  1. nightfireop - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    i’m ready to see how sharks fans cry foul with stoll on this play but somehow supporting m. brown shoving players into opposing goaltenders.


    • titansrbeast - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:37 AM

      The difference is that Mike Brown was just trying to create some havoc, not intentionally target a players head, not to mention all the dirty runs Stoll has been taking at the Sharks through the whole series. I’d say he’s pretty lucky if he makes it out of this series without someone taking a hard run at him, and I really hope somebody lines him up good. Too bad Raffi Torres can’t blow him apart like he did last year, because he would be suspended for a laughable amount of time again.

    • salmon90 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      You’re right! Why would the Sharks fans have any case to cry foul. That forearm shiver to the head was a “hockey play” – who cares if he’s their best defensemen and he’s lost for the series. They have no business being upset about that whatsoever. That would be like Blues fans being upset for Backes getting run and missing time.

      p.s. you’re an idiot

      • titansrbeast - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM

        Yeah really. Some people are literally mindless.

  2. chitown26 - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Hm, elbowing a player in the head, deliberately, with clear intent to do some damage.

    How is he not facing supplementary discipline? Just curious.

    The NHL is so inconsistent with this stuff. Ugh.

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