• Stuffs stat sheet in Los Angeles

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic had an excellent all-around game in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Kings, recording two assists, three shots, and three blocks in 20:55 on the ice.
    Analysis: Marc-Edouard Vlasic trailed only Brett Burns and Justin Braun in ice time, and he made the most of his playing time with an excellent all-around performance. The versatile defenseman logged 2:26 on the power play and 2:52 on the penalty kill, indicating that the San Jose coaching staff has faith in him in all situations. Vlasic recorded 23 points in 70 games in 2014-15, but he could potentially surpass that output if he can stay healthy this year.
  • Sharks Shutter Vlasic For Season

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (lower body) will not play in the Sharks' final two games of the regular season, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
    Analysis: Marc-Edouard Vlasic was still walking with a limp due to the injury as of Monday, and with the Sharks already eliminated from playoff contention, there's not much sense in the blueliner risking further injury heading into the offseason. Though he'll finish the season with 11 fewer games played than a year earlier, he'll finish with just one point fewer (23) and four more goals (nine).
  • Sharks' Vlasic Still Out

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (lower body) won't play Monday against the Stars, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Consider Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who last suited up on March 28, day-to-day as Thursday's game against the Oilers approaches.
  • Sharks' Vlasic Out For Weekend

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (lower body) will not play this weekend, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
    Analysis: Marc-Edouard Vlasic will miss both games of a back-to-back against the Coyotes, extending his streak of absences to four. With fellow defenseman Scott Hannan (face) questionable for Friday, the Sharks may need to recall a blueliner. Vlasic's next chance to play is Monday against the Stars, as San Jose has three games in four days. After Monday, the Sharks play just two more games, facing the Oilers on Thursday and Kings on Saturday.
  • Sharks' Vlasic Out Wednesday

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (lower body) won't play Wednesday against the Avs, Curtis Pashelka of San Jose Mercury News reports.
    Analysis: Meanwhile, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area indicates that the Sharks hope to get Marc-Edouard Vlasic back for the coming weekend, when the team takes on the Coyotes, both Friday and Saturday.
  • Sharks' Vlasic (Undisclosed) Out Sunday

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (undisclosed) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Penguins.
    Analysis: Marc-Edouard Vlasic left Saturday's game against the Flyers with an undisclosed injury, and was ultimately unable to return to the contest. It isn't clear how serious his injury is, but the fact that he has already been ruled out of Sunday's matchup with the Penguins is cause for concern. The team should provide an update on Vlasic's status in the coming days.
  • Sharks' Vlasic Leaves Game With Injury

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic left Saturday's game against the Flyers with an undisclosed injury, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: It's not clear what resulted in Marc-Edouard Vlasic's removal from the game, but he's been unable to take a shift since the 15:53 mark of the first period. The Sharks are viewing him as questionable to return, but the team seems more likely to exercise precaution. Consider him day-to-day until more information is revealed.
  • Sharks' Vlasic Finds Twine In Win

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic tallied his eighth goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Canucks.
    Analysis: The eight goals match Marc-Edouard Vlasic's output from the last two seasons combined. He's benefited greatly from a 10.3 shooting rate that is nearly six points higher than his career percentage, so it wouldn't be surprising if Vlasic ends up falling short of the double-digit goals despite 17 games remaining on the Sharks' schedule.
  • Sharks' Vlasic Nets First Goal Since Injury

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic had a goal and played 24:07 in Thursday's win over the Stars.
    Analysis: Marc-Edouard Vlasic's first two games back from injury came with a collective minus-5 rating. He changed that on Thursday, getting his first point since returning and posting a plus-2 rating. It looks like there's no need to worry about lingering effects of his injury.
  • Sharks' Vlasic Set To Return

    News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) is slated to play Sunday against the Lightning, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Per the report, with Marc-Edouard Vlasic back in the mix, one of the Sharks' left-handed defenseman (Scott Hannan, Matt Irwin or Mirco Mueller) is in line to be the odd man out of Sunday night's lineup.