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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
50-21-11 111
49-27-6 104
44-27-11 99
43-31-8 94
40-30-12 92
32-37-13 77
31-37-14 76
27-49-6 60

2021 Stats

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Assists
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Points
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 25 35 -14 23:28 14

Top Erik Karlsson News

  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Not expected back this season

    According to coach Bob Boughner, Karlsson (lower body) is likely done for the year, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Karlsson has yet to resume skating and the Sharks' season will be over following Friday's game versus the Kraken, so at this point it's probably safe to assume the 31-year-old defender is done for the year. Assuming that ends up being the case, Karlsson will finish the campaign having collected 10 goals and 35 points while averaging 23:28 of ice time through 50 contests.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Out again Thursday

    Karlsson (lower body) won't play Thursday against the visiting Blues, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Thursday will mark the fourth straight missed game for Karlsson, who could end up being shut down for the season with only five games left on the Sharks' docket. Look for another update once the Swedish blueliner is either cleared to return or ruled out until 2022-23.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Remains out Tuesday

    Karlsson (lower body) remains day-to-day and will not play Tuesday against the visiting Blue Jackets, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Given that the Sharks have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention to go with Karlsson's recent injury history, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 31-year-old get shut down for the remainder of the season. Nonetheless, he'll be considered day-to-day heading into the team's next game Thursday at home against St. Louis.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Returning home for evaluation

    Karlsson (lower body) will return to San Jose on Saturday to undergo further evaluation, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Karlsson will miss the next two games at a minimum due to his lower-body injury. With Karlsson on the shelf, look for Ryan Merkley to enter the lineup Saturday versus the Stars.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Lends power-play assist

    Karlsson produced a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.

    Karlsson has three assists in his last four outings. The 31-year-old defenseman has done well on offense this season with 34 points, 111 shots on net and a minus-13 rating through 48 contests in a top-four role. Ten of his 24 helpers have come with the man advantage.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Provides pair of helpers Saturday

    Karlsson notched two assists in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Stars.

    Karlsson helped out on goals by Nick Bonino and John Leonard in the contest. The 31-year-old Karlsson has been boom or bust in 12 games since he returned from forearm surgery. He's got two goals and five assists in that span, but he's only been on the scoresheet in four of those contests. The Swede is up to 33 points, 106 shots on net, 43 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating through 45 appearances overall.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: One of each Thursday

    Karlsson scored a goal on three shots, added an assist and blocked two shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.

    Karlsson opened the scoring 1:08 into the second period, and he added the secondary helper on Tomas Hertl's tally in the third. With five points in eight games since he returned from a forearm procedure, Karlsson has provided a steadying presence on the blue line. The 31-year-old defenseman has 10 goals, 31 points, 101 shots on net, 40 blocked shots and a minus-9 rating through 41 outings.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Lights lamp in loss

    Karlsson scored a goal and went minus-2 in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche.

    Karlsson's tally late in the third period got the Sharks within a goal, but they couldn't pull even. The 31-year-old defenseman had two assists in his return from a forearm operation, but he followed that up with three scoreless outings. He's at 29 points, 94 shots on net, 37 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating in 38 contests overall while playing big minutes in a top-four role.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Dishes pair of helpers in return

    Karlsson notched two assists and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.

    Karlsson missed 15 games due to surgery on his forearm in late January. His return to a top-four role and the first power-play unit provided the Sharks with an instant spark of offense. The 31-year-old set up goals by Brent Burns and Alexander Barabanov in the contest. Karlsson's at 28 points (nine on the power play), 86 shots on net and a minus-4 rating through 34 appearances this season. Fantasy managers shouldn't hesitate to activate him after his strong showing in his return.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Ready to rock

    Karlsson (forearm) is on track to be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup Thursday versus LA, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Karlsson will likely return to a top-four role and a spot on the No. 1 power-play unit following his 15-game absence Thursday. The 31-year-old blueliner has notched eight goals and 26 points through 33 contests this campaign.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Return anticipated for Thursday

    Karlsson (forearm) is expected to return as soon as Thursday against Los Angeles, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Karlsson has missed the last 15 games while dealing with a forearm injury. The 31-year-old has averaged 23:06 of ice time -- 2:24 during the man advantage -- and generated 26 points over 33 performances this season.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Recovery timetable clarified

    Karlsson (forearm) will remain out for at least two more weeks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports Wednesday.

    Karlsson has missed the last nine games while dealing with a forearm injury that required surgery Jan. 24. His initial timeline for recovery set his return in mid-March and it appears he is still on track to return near the initially expected date. The 31-year-old began skating again Wednesday, Pashelka adds.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Undergoes forearm procedure

    Karlsson had surgery on his left forearm Monday and will be out until mid-March at least.

    Karlsson has already missed nine games this year due to various problems and now is facing a two-month absence due to his latest injury. Even with his extended layoff, the 31-year-old defenseman should still have enough time to push for the 40-point threshold for the 10th time in his NHL career. Without the Swede in the lineup, both Mario Ferraro and Ryan Merkley should expect significant upticks in ice time. Given his recovery timeline, Karlsson should wind up on injured reserve in the coming days.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Out Wednesday

    Karlsson (upper body) is not expected to return for Wednesday's game against the Capitals, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    Karlsson was ruled out for Wednesday but may miss the next four games. According to Peng, Coach Bob Boughner stated, "Probably not going to see [Karlsson] on this road trip." Additionally, Karlsson is reportedly seeing a doctor regarding a potential surgical procedure. San Jose's next four games are road games. The next home game on the Sharks' schedule is Feb. 14.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Out with injury Saturday

    Karlsson is dealing with an upper-body injury and won't play Saturday against the Lightning, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    The injury is reportedly different than the upper-body issue that kept Karlsson out for a pair of games earlier this month (Jan. 6 and 8 against Buffalo and Philadelphia). Nonetheless, the 31-year-old will be forced to miss at least one game after producing four points in his last three. Karlsson's first chance to return will come Wednesday in Washington.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Adds apple Saturday

    Karlsson logged an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins.

    Karlsson helped out on a Rudolfs Balcers goal in the first period, which was the extent of the Sharks' offense in a low-scoring game. The 31-year-old Karlsson ended a three-game point drought with the helper. The Swedish defenseman has 23 points in just 31 outings this year, surpassing his 22-point campaign last season. He's added 80 shots on net, 31 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating while playing in a top-four role in 2021-22.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Returns to play

    Karlsson (upper body) was cleared to play Tuesday, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    Karlsson has missed the last two games. The 31-year-old has averaged 24:27 of ice time -- 1:59 during the power-play -- and tallied nine points through his most recent 10 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Questionable Tuesday

    Karlsson (upper body) is in doubt for Tuesday's clash with the Red Wings, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Karlsson has missed the Sharks' previous two tilts while dealing with his upper-body problem. While the veteran defender is goalless in his last six contests, he has picked up four assists over that stretch. If cleared to play against Detroit, Karlsson should retake his place on the blue line where he figures to offer top-half fantasy value.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Out again Saturday

    Karlsson (upper body) will miss Saturday's game in Philadelphia, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Coach Bob Boughner said Karlsson could return for Tuesday's game versus Detroit. The 31-year-old tallied an assist in four of his last five games before the injury and has 22 points overall this season.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Not playing Thursday

    Karlsson (upper body) was ruled out of Thursday's contest in Buffalo, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Karlsson, Pashelka adds, is expected to return to play early next week if he remains out through Saturday. The Swede has averaged 24:47 of ice time, 1:59 with the man advantage and tallied nine points through his last 10 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Landsbro, Sweden
Age: 31
Experience: 12
Shoots: Right