Karlsson (thumb) is nearly "all the way back" according to general manager Doug Wilson, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports, indicating he could be an option if the league resumes regular-season play.
Unfortunately for Sharks' fans, even if Karlsson would be ready to play, the league would need to go back to regular-season games for him to get onto the ice, given the club's place in the standings. If the 27-year-old doesn't play in any more games this year, it would be the second straight season in which he failed to reach the 60-game or 50-point thresholds.
Karlsson will have surgery to repair his broken left thumb and has been ruled out for the rest of the year, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The injury news keeps getting worse for San Jose, as Karlsson will join Tomas Hertl (knee) as stars who will miss the rest of the season. The Sharks will need to recall another defenseman to add depth going forward, and they may place Karlsson on long-term IR to save cap space, although they'll likely be sellers leading up to the trade deadline. Overall, it's been a mediocre season for Karlsson. He finishes with 40 points (six goals, 34 assists) and 120 shots across 56 games. Karlsson should be ready for the 2020-21 season -- his age-30 campaign.
The Sharks placed Karlsson (upper body) on injured reserve Saturday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Karlsson was already ruled out for Saturday's game against the Wild, and this news ensures his absence for at least a week. The Swede is dealing with an upper-body issue that he suffered in Friday's game after colliding awkwardly with teammate Joe Thornton, per Kevin Kurz of The Athletic. In his stead, Mario Ferraro and a likely call up will have the opportunity to draw into the lineup for the next few games.
Karlsson (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's road game versus the Wild, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Karlsson left Friday's win over the Jets in the third period after logging 19:26 of ice time and firing three shots on net. Tim Heed will likely enter the lineup in his place, and Mario Ferraro is expected to work on the first power-play unit. Karlsson's next chance to play will be Monday versus the Panthers.
Karlsson (undisclosed) did not finish the third period of Friday's game against the Jets, Sharks beat writer Sheng Peng reports.
Karlsson appeared to collide awkwardly with Joe Thornton, and the Swedish defenseman didn't log another shift after that. Losing Karlsson would be a devastating blow for the Sharks' defense corps -- he's averaged over 24 minutes of ice time this season. Expect an update on the 29-year-old's status prior to Saturday's game in Minnesota.
Karlsson netted a goal and supplied a power-play assist in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Flames.
The Swede's two-point effort gave him 40 through 55 appearances this season. Karlsson has 13 power-play points, 117 shots on goal, 72 blocked shots and a minus-14 rating. He's on pace for roughly 60 points this year.
Karlsson had an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.
Karlsson had the primary helper on Maxim Letunov's first NHL goal, scored at 7:07 of the second period. The assist ended a three-game mini-slump for Karlsson, who now has 38 points and 113 shots through 54 contests. The Swede has gone 10 outings without lighting the lamp, but six assists in that span will help to soften the blow.
Karlsson provided an assist and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
The Swede continues to dominate in January with a goal and eight helpers through 10 games this month. Karlsson is up to 37 points, 64 blocks and 106 shots on goal through 50 games overall. His assist Monday was also his 600th career point, a milestone he achieved in his 730th appearance.
Karlsson managed an assist and two blocked shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
Karlsson was held off the scoresheet Thursday, ending a six-game streak, but he's right back to producing. The Swede has 36 points, 106 shots on goal and 62 blocks through 49 games this season. He should be able to challenge for the 60-point mark, especially given his recent success.
Karlsson notched a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Coyotes.
Karlsson helped out on Evander Kane's tally in the third period, which cut the deficit to a single goal before the Coyotes buried a pair of empty-netters. During his six-game point streak, Karlsson has a goal and six helpers. He's up to 35 points in 47 contests this season, with 12 of them coming on the power play.
Karlsson picked up an assist, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Stars.
Karlsson had the secondary helper on Brent Burns' tally at 15:33 of the first period. In his last five outings, Karlsson has a goal and five assists. He's up to 34 points, 103 shots on goal and 60 blocks in 46 appearances this season.
Karlsson posted a power-play assist, five shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
The Swede set up Joe Thornton for the 2-0 goal at 13:28 of the second period. Karlsson now has 33 points, 103 shots, 11 power-play points and a minus-14 rating in 45 games this season. He's produced a goal and four helpers over his four-game point streak.
Karlsson scored a short-handed goal and added an assist with three shots in a 3-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday.
Karlsson's short-handed goal pulled the Sharks to within 3-2 with just over three minutes left in regulation. He had also set up Timo Meier's power-play goal earlier in the third period. Karlsson has at least one point in three straight contests (one goal, three assists) and has five goals and 32 points in 44 games on the season.
Karlsson posted an assist and a minus-4 rating in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Capitals.
Karlsson had the primary assist on Evander Kane's third goal of the second period, which came with the man advantage. However, the 29-year-old's otherwise respectable fantasy day was knocked down a peg by his brutal minus-4 rating. This is the fifth time he's posted a minus-4 rating in a game so far, and Karlsson has a collective minus-15 rating this season.
Karlsson scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings.
The Swede opened the scoring at 6:16 of the second period. Karlsson has surged with seven points through 11 games in December. He's up to 28 points, 81 shots on goal and 51 blocked shots through 38 appearances overall.
Karlsson notched a power-play assist and two shots on goal with a minus-4 rating in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blues.
Karlsson was on the ice for all but one of the Blues' goals, leading to a mixed bag on the box score for the Swede. The good news is he's produced a three-game point streak for the second time in December. The blueliner has 27 points (eight on the power play) through 36 contests this season.
Karlsson supplied an assist and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Karlsson sent a sublime assist to Tomas Hertl for the latter's first goal of the game. Karlsson has been steady with five assists through eight games in December. He's registered 26 points and 73 shots in 35 contests this year.
Karlsson notched an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Canucks.
Karlsson got the puck to Timo Meier, who would convert a give-and-go with Evander Kane for the Sharks' second tally. Karlsson has seven assists over his last nine games. For the season, he's at 25 points (three scores, 22 helpers), 69 shots on goal and 48 blocked shots in 34 contests.
Karlsson posted two assists with a plus-2 rating and a shot on goal in a 4-1 victory against the Kings on Friday.
Karlsson still has an ugly minus-7 rating, but he already has as many goals as he did last season and isn't far off averaging a point per game. As expected, his shooting percentage has bounced back after dropping to 1.8 in 53 games last season, but he isn't getting as many shots on net as he did a few years ago. Overall, he has three goals and 20 points in 26 contests.
Karlsson scored a goal, added an assist, blocked five shots and dished three hits in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.
Karlsson was all over the stat sheet. He opened the scoring at 5:53 of the first period and helped out on Timo Meier's first of two goals in the second. The Swedish defenseman snapped a three-game mini-slump with the two-point outing. Karlsson has 18 points, 40 blocked shots and 39 shots on goal in 24 contests this season.
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