Joe Pavelski sit out Game 1 for Sharks vs. Avalanche
Pavelski and forward Joonas Donskoi were scratched for Game 1 against the Avalanche on Friday night. Pavelski’s helmet slammed to the ice in Game 7 against Vegas on Tuesday night, knocking him out and causing him to bleed from his head. He is officially listed as day to day.
Donskoi was hurt after taking a hard hit in Game 6 against the Golden Knights and will miss his second straight game.
Colorado defenseman Samuel Girard returned after missing three games last round with an upper-body injury.