Pavelski needed eight staples in his head after crashing head first to the ice on April 23 against the Golden Knights. He had a concussion and was unable to travel with the team for Games 3 and 4 this round. But he went to Colorado for Game 6 and was cleared the play with a spot in the conference final on the line.
Pavelski led the Sharks with 38 goals this season and had two goals and two assists in seven playoff games before the injury.
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