by Cutter Hicks, Sports 1140 KHTK
The San Jose Sharks are taking their time with defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s head injury that he suffered during Wednesday’s 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators.READ MORE: Folsom Ice Rink Opens After Three Week Delay Due To Vandals
Sharks coach Pete DeBoer had not yet spoken to Vlasic but believes the injury is not severe. Vlasic, 30, is considered day-to-day, per the Mercury News.
Vlasic was at the Sharks’ practice facility Thursday, a day after he was knocked out of the game by a hit from Nashville Predators centerman Ryan Johansen.READ MORE: Sacramento Kings Rout Shorthanded Clippers 124-115
Johansen received a boarding penalty at the 1:02 mark of the third period for the hit on Vlasic, but there was no indication he would face further discipline from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.
“I hope he’s OK, first of all,” Johansen said after Wednesday’s game. “I totally thought it was clean. I would never, ever try to hit someone in a bad position. I felt like I was just getting body position on him, but I really hope he’s OK because you never want to see anybody go down.”MORE NEWS: Folsom Ice Skating Rink Reopens After Weeks Of Delays
It’s uncertain if he’ll play in Saturday’s meeting with the Anaheim Ducks.