According to a french language report from TVA Sports, a bit of a skirmish broke out at practice today for the San Jose Sharks ahead of tonight’s elimination game against the St. Louis Blues.
Check out this rough translation courtesy of TVA:
The San Jose Sharks will face elimination on Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues, and the climate seems tense within the formation. In the morning practice, forward Lukas Radil and assistant goalkeeper Aaron Dell were separated by an instructor after the spirits warmed up.
Check out the video of the incident below:
In other Sharks news, the team will be without forward Tomas Hertl and defenseman Erik Karlsson for Game 6.
“Hertl, Karlsson no… not on the trip. Pavelski, gametime,” said Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer to the media earlier today.
Ouch… that’s a HUGE blow to the Sharks’ chances tonight. While Karlsson has been clearly labouring this series, he’s still a dynamic playmaker with game changing skill. And Hertl… well aside from maybe Logan Couture, he’s been the team’s best player this postseason with 10 goals and 15 points in 19 games. Losing either of these players, let alone BOTH, of these players is obviously a tough pill for the Sharks to swallow.
Pavelski, who has four goals and nine points in 14 playoff games is also a gametime decision. Double ouch.