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. Feb 15 1:40 pm (EST)
- The Sharks placed Karlsson (upper body) on injured reserve Saturday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
- Karlsson (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's road game versus the Wild, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
- Karlsson (undisclosed) did not finish the third period of Friday's game against the Jets, Sharks beat writer Sheng Peng reports. All Erik Karlsson News
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