ST. LOUIS — San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is a last-minute scratch for Game 6 of the Western Conference final.
Pavelski absorbed a big hit by St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo in the third period of Game 5. The
Coach Peter DeBoer said Pavelski would be a game-time decision. Pavelski did not take the ice for pregame warmups and was officially listed as a scratch just minutes before the start of the contest.
Pavelski, who suffered a concussion in Game 7 of San Jose's first-round series win against Vegas, joins
Karlsson and Hertl did not make the trip to St. Louis for Tuesday's game.
St. Louis leads the best-of-seven series 3-2 and can clinch its first berth in the Stanley Cup final in 49 years with a win.
The Sharks are 4-0 in elimination games this
The Associated Press