Karlsson ended a nine-game goalless drought when he scored the game-winner in Monday's 7-2 victory over the Canucks. Karlsson had gone without a point since Jan. 12, but had two points Monday, as he assisted on winger Evander Kane's second goal of the night. Karlsson has 13 points in 57 games and averaged only 11:17 entering this game. The fourth-liner doesn't merit much fantasy consideration.
Karlsson notched two goals and a minus-5 rating in 11 games during January. Lighting the lamp twice in an 11-game span is actually a solid mark for Karlsson, who has never scored more than 13 goals in a season. However, his minus-5 rating is troubling and he fired only nine shots on goal in that stretch. He may be lined up in the top six when San Jose returns from break Saturday versus the Coyotes, but that could change once practices resume.
Karlsson scored two goals in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Oilers. San Jose's "other" Karlsson isn't the offensive threat Erik is, but he made an impact in this one with his first multi-goal game of the season. The 28-year-old has only six goals and nine points through 40 games, though, and his spot on a checking line won't afford him many opportunities to improve that pace.
Karlsson contributed a goal and an assist in Sunday's 7-3 road win over the Blackhawks. Only five Sharks skaters have fewer points than Karlsson, who's brushed twine only three times with that same number of helpers through 34 games. However, if you're trying to catch lightning in a bottle, the Sharks are a good place to look for offensive production since this team tends to spread the wealth across the four lines and runs the league's ninth-best power play at 23 percent.
Karlsson delivered an even-strength assist to open the scoring in Wednesday's eventual 5-1 home win over the Hurricanes. Karlsson was the secondary distributor on Barclay Goodrow's top-shelf laser with 16:16 remaining in the first period. You could do much worse than the Melk Man as a punt play in DFS contests since the fourth-liner is averaging 1.3 points per 60 minutes of play through parts of five seasons with Team Teal.
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