The San Jose Sharks are looking to fight off elimination in the Western Conference final and will have to do so shorthanded.
Not only did Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson not travel to St. Louis for Game 6 of the series on Tuesday night due to injuries, but Joe Pavelski’s status was up in the air. He was described as a game-time decision and was not on the ice for warmups ahead of the game. He was later ruled out for the contest.
Pavelski, 34, is the Sharks’ captain and led the team with 38 goals in the regular season. Hertl was second on the team with 35, so that leaves San Jose without two of their best weapons.