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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
23-14-2 48
20-13-5 45
19-15-7 45
20-17-2 42
17-11-6 40
18-15-2 38
17-18-3 37
10-23-4 24

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 3 6 -4 13:17 6

Top Kevin Labanc News

  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: On injured reserve

    Labanc (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

    Labanc has already missed the club's previous eight contests and isn't expected back until late February, so his designation for injured reserve shouldn't come as a surprise. Even prior to getting hurt, the winger was bogged down in a nine-game goalless streak and has managed just six points to start the year.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Set for surgery

    Labanc will undergo surgery to repair his dislocated shoulder and is expected to be sidelined for a "couple" months, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Given his expected recovery timetable, Labanc will likely be sidelined through the NHL's Olympic break, so he likely won't be ready to return until Feb. 24 against the Islanders. Labanc, who's picked up six points through 21 contests this campaign, will almost certainly be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Sidelined 1-2 weeks

    Labanc (upper body) will be unavailable for 1-2 weeks and is set for an MRI on Monday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Labanc is pointless in his last eight contests and was a healthy scratch versus the Flames on Dec. 7. Without the winger available, the Sharks will likely give Jayden Halbgewachs his NHL debut versus the Kraken on Tuesday. If he can't rediscover his game soon, Labanc could miss the 20-point threshold for the first time in his six-year NHL career.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Exits with injury

    Labanc (upper body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Stars, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Labanc was hit hard into the boards in the first period. The 25-year-old will have until Tuesday's game versus the Kraken to recover from the hit if he's going to avoid missing time. If he can't go, Lane Pederson would likely enter the lineup.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Draws helper Wednesday

    Labanc produced an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

    Labanc set up Matt Nieto for the opening tally 7:16 into the game. The 25-year-old Labanc has a goal and an assist in his last two games since he returned from a suspension. The winger is up to six points, 22 shots on net, 18 hits and a minus-1 rating in 13 contests, though the strong play of Rudolfs Balcers and Alexander Barabanov lately has left Labanc stuck in a third-line role.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Gets goal in return

    Labanc scored a goal on two shots, levied three hits and blocked two shots in Monday's 2-1 overtime win over the Hurricanes.

    Labanc was suspended for the Sharks' game Saturday against the Capitals after a slew foot on Tyler Bozak last Thursday. The 25-year-old Labanc made up for his misdeed by snapping his eight-game goal drought. A stint in COVID-19 protocols in early November cost him his spot in the top six, so he'll need to pick up the pace on offense to get more playing time. The New York native has five points, 22 shots on net, 17 hits and a minus-2 rating through 12 contests overall.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Eligible to return

    Labanc has served his one-game ban and is eligible to play against Carolina on Monday.

    Labanc is currently bogged down in an eight-game goal drought dating back to Oct. 21 versus the Senators. With his suspension served, Labanc figures to retake a top-six role as he tries to end his slump and put one into the back of the net, perhaps as early as Monday's matchup.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Given one-game suspension

    Labanc was suspended one game for slew-footing Tyler Bozak on Thursday.

    Labanc will miss Saturday's game against Washington and presumably be back in the lineup Monday against the Hurricanes. The 25-year-old has four points with a minus-3 rating through 11 games this season. If Lane Pederson (lower body) is unavailable Saturday, the Sharks will likely recall a forward from AHL San Jose to suit up.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Set for hearing

    Labanc has an in-person hearing with the league scheduled Friday for his slew-foot of the Blues' Tyler Bozak on Thursday.

    Due to the in-person nature of the meeting with the NHL's Department of Player Safety, Labanc will likely be suspended. With just one point in an average 14:40 of ice time over his last eight games, fantasy managers won't likely miss the 25-year-old much if and when he gets suspended.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Rejoins team

    Labanc (COVID-19) was removed from virus-related protocols Friday.

    Labanc had been sidelined since Nov. 1 and will likely return to the lineup for Saturday's game in Colorado.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Added to COVID-19 protocols

    Labanc was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Including Labanc, the Sharks currently have seven players in the COVID-19 protocols, though they did get back Andrew Cogliano. In Labanc's stead, John Leonard and Alexander Barabanov figure to take on top-six roles. At this point, fantasy players should probably expect Labanc to miss at least the next four games, barring confirmation of a false positive.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Logs power-play helper

    Labanc produced a power-play assist, two hits and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Jets.

    Labanc had his streaky moments in 2020-21, but he's off to a solid start after a helper in this season-opening contest. The 25-year-old's career-high output is 56 points in 82 games in 2018-19, but he posted just 61 points in the next 125 outings over the last two seasons. He'll open 2021-22 in a third-line role, but a role on the power play could help give him a higher floor, and he's still a modestly physical presence.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: One of each in overtime loss

    Labanc scored a goal, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

    Labanc scored in the first period and set up Timo Meier's tally in the second period. The 25-year-old Labanc snapped a five-game point drought Saturday. He's posted 28 points, 127 shots on net, 59 hits, 31 PIM and a minus-8 rating through 54 contests.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Scores in return

    Labanc (upper body) scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Labanc tallied at 14:08 of the first period, and his goal stood as the game-winner. The 25-year-old missed one game with an upper-body injury, and he returned to a third-line role, as Alexander Barabanov took Labanc's spot on the top line. Labanc is at 11 goals, 26 points, 116 shots on goal, 55 hits and a minus-8 rating in 48 contests.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Back at it

    Labanc (upper body) will return to action Wednesday against Arizona, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Labanc is expected to return to a prominent role following his one-game absence, skating on the Sharks' third line and top power-play unit against the Coyotes. He's picked up 25 points through 47 games this season.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Sitting out Monday

    Labanc (upper body) won't play Monday against Arizona, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

    Labanc will sit out for the first time this season as a result of this injury. The top-six winger will aim to heal up by Wednesday's rematch with the Coyotes.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Generates helper Saturday

    Labanc posted an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.

    Labanc was dropped to the fourth line mid-game, but he responded with an assist on Joel Kellman's third-period tally. The 25-year-old Labanc entered Saturday on a four-game point drought. Through 44 contests, he's earned 25 points, 110 shots on net, 49 hits and a minus-9 rating while primarily seeing top-line usage.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Scores equalizer Friday

    Labanc scored a goal on four shots and added three hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the Kings.

    Labanc's tally at 8:01 of the first period tied the game at 1-1, and the Sharks took over from there. The 25-year-old reached the 10-goal mark for the fourth straight year. He's produced 24 points, 97 shots on net, 43 hits and 22 PIM through 39 contests overall.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Adds power-play assist

    Labanc recorded a power-play assist, three hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Ducks.

    Labanc helped out on Patrick Marleau's second-period tally, which was the extent of the Sharks' offense Tuesday. The 25-year-old Labanc has three points in his last two games. For the year, the winger has 23 points, 93 shots on net, 40 hits and 22 PIM through 38 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 26
Experience: 5
Shoots: Right