Martin Havlat will return to the ice for the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Kings. Havlat missed the last five games with a lower body injury, but took part in the Sharks' morning skate and will play on Saturday night.
"He's come to see me, he thinks he's ready to go, so we'll find a spot for him,'' Sharks head coach Todd McLellan said after the morning skate.
The Sharks lost the first two games of the series in Los Angeles and return home with the hopes of turning around a series that has been all Kings thus far.
San Jose was shutout in Game 1 and while they did manage three goals in Game 2, still had trouble beating Jonathan Quick. Havlat scored eight goals and added 10 assists in 40 games for the Sharks in the regular season.
"His experience is important, he's played a number of games at the playoff level,'' said McLellan. "He's an older player, he's been through a lot."