Simek (undisclosed) had an assist to go with two blocks and one hit in Monday's 5-4 loss to St. Louis. Simek missed San Jose's first two games with his undisclosed ailment but stepped into Monday's lineup and logged just under 13 minutes on the third defensive pairing. Simek, 28, had two goals and seven assists in 48 games last season as a sophomore.
Simek (undisclosed) will play in Monday's game against the Sharks, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. Simek missed the opening two-game series against the Coyotes, but he'll make his season debut Monday. The 28-year-old blueliner averaged 17:11 of ice time per game last season with no power-play usage, and he finished with nine points, 91 hits and 60 blocked shots over 48 contests.
According to coach Bob Boughner, the Sharks plan to insert Simek (undisclosed) into the lineup Monday against St. Louis, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Simek is dealing with an undisclosed issue, but he's been practicing since Tuesday, so he may simply need a few extra days to work on his conditioning. The 28-year-old blueliner picked up nine points while averaging 17:11 of ice time in 48 games last campaign.
The Sharks placed Simek (undisclosed) on injured reserve Thursday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but this news puts Simek out at least a week on IR. The good news for the 28-year-old is that he returned to practice Tuesday, but he still has no timetable for a return. Nicolas Meloche was activated from the taxi squad and is expected to draw into the lineup on the third defensive pair for Thursday's game against the Coyotes.
Simek (undisclosed) won't be available for Thursday's regular-season opener against the Coyotes, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Simek returned to practiced Tuesday, but he's been dealing with an undisclosed issue since last week, and it appears as though he's yet to make a full recovery. With Simek sidelined, Jaycob Megna will likely jump into the lineup for Thursday's contest.
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