Labanc signed a four-year contract worth $4.725 million AAV with the Sharks on Saturday.
Labanc regressed a bit after posting 56 points over 82 games during the 2018-19 season, as he recorded 14 goals and 19 assists last season. The Sharks as a whole took a step back, though, and Labanc kept pace with the rest, ending up as a top-five goal scorer on the team. Labanc will be a key building block as the Sharks attempt a quick rebuild after last year's disappointment. The 24-year-old is expected to operate in the top six moving forward, and he'll be an excellent fantasy option during the upcoming season, especially if he can get back on track on the power play where he posted 20 points two seasons ago.
Labanc provided a power-play assist and two hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Labanc helped out on Noah Gregor's third-period tally. The assist snapped a seven-game point drought for Labanc, who now has 33 points in 69 contests. He's added 173 shots and 38 PIM but also carries a minus-32 rating this season.
Labanc netted a goal on two shots, served up an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.
Labanc's line with Joe Thornton and Timo Meier combined for seven points in the contest. For his part, Labanc is up to 13 goals and 29 points in 55 games. He's added 139 shots, six power-play points in 34 PIM this season.
Labanc potted a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Flames.
The winger's third-period tally produced the final score. Labanc is at 12 markers, 27 points, 137 shots and a minus-22 rating through 54 games. The New York native isn't likely to replicate last year's 56-point output, but a 40-point campaign is doable.
Labanc had an assist and five shots on net in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.
Labanc provided the secondary helper on Brent Burns' second-period tally. The winger finished January with three goals and four assists in 11 games. He's at 26 points, 133 shots and a minus-22 rating through 52 contests this season.
Labanc scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Coyotes.
Labanc struck in the second period and helped out on Evander Kane's tally in the third. It's the second two-point effort in three games for Labanc, who now has 25 points, 120 shots and a minus-22 rating in 48 games this season.
Labanc scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
Labanc had two goals and a helper in the two-game season series against the Blue Jackets. The winger is up to 23 points and 114 shots through 46 contests, but he also carries a minus-21 rating. With only modest grit (29 hits, 30 PIM, 11 blocked shots), it's tough to trust Labanc outside of deeper formats.
Labanc scored his ninth goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
His third-period tally proved to be the game-winner, snapping a 10-game goalless drought for the 24-year-old. Labanc managed only four points (one goal, three helpers) through 13 games in December along with a horrific minus-10 rating, but he's started off the new year by finding the scoresheet in back-to-back contests.
Labanc (upper body) fired six shots on goal and went minus-2 in 15:04 during Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blues.
Labanc was originally expected to miss time with the injury, but a three-day break between games allowed the winger to heal. He led the Sharks in shots but couldn't solve Blues goalie Jake Allen. Labanc remains at 19 points with 90 shots and 28 PIM in 37 contests this season.
Labanc (upper body) is expected to be in the lineup for Saturday night's game against St. Louis, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Labanc's injury originally was thought to be serious enough that it would prevent him from facing the Blues on Saturday, but the 24-year-old appears ready to gut it out against the defending champs. He'll likely skate on San Jose's second line and will be looking for his 20th point of the season. The talented winger has scored just once in his last 14 contests.
Labanc suffered an upper-body injury that is expected to keep him out of the lineup against the Blues and Golden Knights on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Labanc registered four points in his previous seven games prior to getting hurt. His absence will stretch the Sharks' scoring depth and could see Patrick Marleau slot into a top-six role. Labanc is considered day-to-day, so he could be ready to play coming out of the Christmas break.
Labanc (undisclosed) did not finish Tuesday's game against the Coyotes. After the game, interim head coach Bob Boughner had no update on his status, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Labanc was injured in the second period and briefly returned, but he didn't play in the third. It's unclear how long Labanc will be out of action. If he's forced to miss time, Noah Gregor would likely enter the lineup, while Patrick Marleau would probably assume second-line and top-unit power-play duties.
Labanc picked up an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.
Labanc has points in four of his last five games (one goal, three helpers). The 24-year-old has amassed 19 points, 82 shots on goal and a minus-18 rating in 34 games this season. The scoring numbers are solid, but he's shown to be a defensive liability, which could see him move down the lineup under interim head coach Bob Boughner.
Labanc's power-play goal was all the Sharks could muster in a 5-1 loss to Florida on Sunday.
Prior to Sunday, Labanc had gone nine games without a goal. The snipe versus Florida was just his second goal scored with the man advantage this season. Erik Karlsson and Evander Kane drew the assists.
Labanc posted a pair of assists in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.
Labanc set up linemate Timo Meier twice in the second period as the Sharks built up a 3-0 lead. Labanc has two goals and four helpers in his last five games. The winger is up to 15 points in 25 contests overall, putting him a little behind the pace he showed last year when he had 56 points in 82 appearances.
Labanc scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.
Labanc poked a goal behind Mikko Koskinen in the first period after the Oilers' goalie was unable to corral a puck in his crease. Labanc has four points in his last two games, and 13 points in 22 contests overall this season.
Labanc scored once and added two helpers in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Red Wings.
Labanc opened the scoring in the first period. The winger then dished assists to defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Erik Karlsson, the latter coming on the power-play. To top off the big game, Labanc netted the only tally in the shootout to secure the win. The 23-year-old entered Saturday mired in a five-game slump, but he now has six goals and 12 points in 21 contests.
Labanc managed an assist, three shots on goal and three hits in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Jets.
Labanc's helper came on a Tomas Hertl goal in the third period. The 23-year-old is up to eight points and 36 shots on goal in 14 games. His three hits marked only the third time this year he's posted multiple hits in a contest -- physicality is not the primary facet of Labanc's game.
Labanc scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Senators.
Labanc is on a three-game goal-scoring streak, and he's only been held off the scoresheet once in his last eight contests. The winger has five goals and seven points in 12 games, but also carries a brutal minus-10 rating.
Labanc scored a goal on his lone shot and contributed a pair of hits Friday in a 4-1 loss to Toronto.
Labanc deflected a Brent Burns point shot past Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen midway through the first period to open the scoring. It was the fourth goal of the year for Labanc and his second in as many games. The 23-year-old has collected all six of his points and all four of his goals over the past seven games after opening the year with a four-game point drought. Labanc flashed some offensive ability in 2018-19 with 17 goals and 56 points over 82 games and appears to be heating up as October winds down.
|Last 7 Games|
|03/11||@ CHI||L 2-6||0||0||0||-1||18:23|
|03/08||vs COL||L 3-4||0||1||1||0||16:04|
|03/07||vs OTT||L 1-2 (OT)||0||0||0||0||13:00|
|03/05||vs MIN||L 2-3||0||0||0||0||14:43|
|03/03||vs TOR||W 5-2||0||0||0||0||12:49|
|02/29||vs PIT||W 5-0||0||0||0||0||12:23|
|02/27||vs NJ||W 3-2 (OT)||0||0||0||-2||14:12|
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