Smith (head) skated Monday for about 20 minutes, Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group reports. It wasn't a particularly long skating session, but it's an encouraging development for Smith, who has been held out over two weeks with a head injury. He remains without a clear timetable at this point, but he'll likely need to get a full practice under his belt before returning.
Smith is out of the lineup was "an apparent head injury," reports CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz. The team would not offer much on Smith's injury with coach Pete DeBoer only telling Kurz that Smith is "not available."
Smith played just 7:56 and didn't register a shot in Wednesday's loss to Nashville. It was Smith's first game back from injury and he didn't have much impact as the San Jose offense struggled penetrated Nashville's tough D.
Smith (head) is expected to play against the Predators on Wednesday night. Smith missed the last three games with a head injury, but he reportedly returned to practice Tuesday and is listed on the fourth line center spot between Barclay Goodrow and Mike Brown ahead of Wednesday's tilt. Fantasy owners generally gravitate toward skaters on scoring lines, and Smith is no exception despite his versatility and strong skating skills.
Smith (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Hurricanes, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Smith was able to return to practice Friday, but apparently still isn't healthy enough to make his return to game action Saturday against Carolina. He will hope to rejoin the Sharks' lineup Wednesday against Nashville.
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