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65 Erik Karlsson D

San Jose Sharks

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
84%45%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
167-2424:42

Player Updates

March 6, 2021 03:00 AM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Dishes pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson recorded two assists and four blocked shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.

Karlsson has been productive with a goal and two helpers in four games since he returned from a lower-body injury. The Swedish defenseman has seven points, 24 blocked shots, 34 shots on net and a minus-2 rating through 17 contests. He's not likely to return to his vintage form in 2020-21, but he could produce enough to be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.

March 2, 2021 02:24 AM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Finds twine Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson scored a power-play goal on three shots and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche.

Karlsson was held scoreless in his first game back from a lower-body injury, but he tallied in the follow-up. The 30-year-old Swede has just five points, 32 shots on net and a minus-3 rating through 15 contests. Karlsson can be expected to log 20-plus minutes per game in a big role for the Sharks.

February 28, 2021 09:32 AM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: On track to return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (lower body) will be activated from injured reserve ahead of Saturday's game versus the Blues, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

Karlsson is expected to return to the lineup after four games in the press box. The 30-year-old struggled offensively before this injury, recording just four points and 23 shots on net through 13 games. Nevertheless, he'll continue to play a significant role on San Jose's blue line at even strength and on the power play.

February 26, 2021 03:24 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Practices fully Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (lower body) got through a full practice Friday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

Karlsson isn't expected to play Saturday against St. Louis, but he's clearly ahead of schedule in his recovery. The 30-year-old blueliner, who's picked up four assists while posting a minus-5 rating through 13 games this campaign, could return to action as soon as Monday against the Avalanche.

February 24, 2021 12:56 AM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Not close to returning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (lower body) isn't expected to resume skating this week, which means he'll miss San Jose's next three games at a minimum, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

It's been a disappointing start to the season for Karlsson, who notched just four helpers through the first 13 games of the campaign before sustaining a long-term lower-body injury. Check back for another update on the 30-year-old blueliner's status once he's cleared to resume on-ice activities.

February 22, 2021 01:08 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Still unavailable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (lower body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Wild, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

Head coach Bob Boughner said Monday that Karlsson is still week-to-week, and he'll aim to get back on the ice at some point this week. Boughner did leave open the possibility that Karlsson could return for Saturday's game versus the Blues. Either Fredrik Claesson or Jacob Middleton will return from the taxi squad for Monday's game.

February 18, 2021 09:12 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, per CapFriendly.

Karlsson was already ruled out for the Sharks' games Thursday and Saturday in St. Louis, so he'll be eligible to return Monday versus the Wild. The 30-year-old Swede has just four assists and a minus-5 rating through 13 games this season.

February 18, 2021 12:08 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Out next two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (lower body) didn't make the trip to St. Louis for San Jose's back-to-back set with the Blues, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

The Sharks have yet to release an expected timetable for Karlsson's return, but he'll miss San Jose's next two contests at a minimum with his lower-body issue. Nicolas Meloche will likely continue to occupy a bottom-pairing role until Karlsson is ready to return.

February 17, 2021 01:28 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Could return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bob Boughner is hopeful Karlsson (lower body) will be available for Thursday's game against St. Louis, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

Karlsson missed Monday's win over Anaheim with a lower-body injury, but it appears as though his absence may be limited to a single contest. He's picked up four assists through 13 games this campaign.

February 15, 2021 01:24 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Unavailable for Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (lower body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Ducks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Karlsson suffered a lower-body injury during Saturday's loss to the Golden Knights. Head coach Bob Boughner downplayed the severity, but it's serious enough to keep the 30-year-old out for at least one game. Karlsson was off to a tough start with no goals and four assists through the first 13 games. Fredrik Claesson appears in line for his Sharks debut Monday.

February 13, 2021 07:04 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Suffers lower-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson exited Saturday's loss to the Golden Knights with a lower-body injury, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

Karlsson didn't play the last 10 minutes of Saturday's game. Head coach Bob Boughner doesn't believe this is a serious injury, but it's uncertain if he'll be ready for Tuesday's home contest against the Ducks. The 30-year-old has just four points through 13 games.

February 12, 2021 02:28 AM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Provides power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson managed a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Kings.

Karlsson provided the secondary helper on Tomas Hertl's second-period tally. The assist snapped a five-game point drought for Karlsson, who has just four helpers, 22 shots on net, 18 blocked shots and a minus-6 rating in 12 appearances this year.

January 24, 2021 11:56 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Records assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson posted an assist, two blocked shots and two PIM in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Wild.

Karlsson has helpers in consecutive contests, which puts him at three assists in six outings overall. The Swede has added 12 blocked shots and 10 shots on goal, but he carries a minus-8 rating. The 30-year-old blueliner is still struggling on the ice, but he does enough that fantasy managers probably want to hold onto him.

January 23, 2021 12:48 AM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Contributes helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson posted an assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Wild.

Karlsson set up Matt Nieto's tally in the first period, which was all the Sharks could muster offensively. The 30-year-old Karlsson continued to struggle defensively -- while he has 10 blocked shots in five appearances, the Swede also carries a minus-8 rating. Fantasy managers looking for a bounce-back year from Karlsson have likely been disappointed so far.

April 11, 2020 11:16 AM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Ready to suit up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (thumb) will be available for the Sharks if the NHL decides to restart the regular season, Brodie Brazil of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Unfortunately for Karlsson and the Sharks, the longer the league remains on hiatus, the less likely there will be a continuation of the regular season, which means the elite blueliner could be off until October. If this does mark the end of the 2019-20 campaign for the Swede, he would have posted his lowest point total (40) since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. While he may not be capable of reaching the 80-point mark anymore, Karlsson remains a top-end fantasy option in both season-long and DFS formats.

April 6, 2020 11:52 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Could play if season resumes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 15, 2020 02:48 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Out for rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 15, 2020 01:36 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 15, 2020 01:04 PM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Ruled out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 15, 2020 06:40 AM
Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Injured in third period Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
03/06vs LVL 0-4000022:30
03/05vs LVL 4-5 (OT)022+123:26
03/03vs COLL 0-4000022:24
03/01vs COLW 6-2101+322:33
02/27vs STLL 6-7000-120:52
02/13vs LVL 1-3000+118:30
02/11@ LAL 2-6011-123:18
Fantasy Points By Week
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21SJ18167-210000
2019-20SJ5663440-1511000
2018-19SJ5334245620101
2017-18OTT7195362-2530200
2016-17OTT771754711040500
2015-16OTT82166682-210301
2014-15OTT82214566760300
2013-14OTT82205474-1550100
2012-13OTT176814821200
2011-12OTT811959781630501
2010-11OTT75133245-3040400
2009-10OTT6052126-510000
Total754136474610-473322603
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21SJ18342.924:4151761.2740.154002
2019-20SJ561205.024:311531168.22144.2316008
2018-19SJ531691.824:281384165:0497:29220010
2017-18OTT711964.626:432161235:49103:18360017
2016-17OTT772187.826:492425283:39165:37280014
2015-16OTT822486.528:572221381:31108:58500025
2014-15OTT822927.227:142191393:4446:03420021
2013-14OTT822577.827:032348335:28123:36360018
2012-13OTT17797.627:0748476:4230:108004
2011-12OTT812617.325:182202315:3145:28420021
2010-11OTT751827.123:301844274:54110:06500025
2009-10OTT601124.520:061347201:545:55240012
Total75421686.325:43206552893:451021:0335800177
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/191
Birthdate:
05/31/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Landsbro, Sweden
Team:
San Jose Sharks
School:

NHL Experience:
11
Awards:

2011-12: Norris-Best Defenseman
2014-15: Norris-Best Defenseman