The Sharks have signed Erik Karlsson to an eight-year contract extension worth $92.0 million ($11.5M AAV).
Karlsson was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but the Sharks have locked him up through the 2026-27 season. Karlsson’s new $11.5M cap-hit, represents a $5.0M raise and makes him the highest-paid defenseman in the NHL. After a slow-start and an injury plagued season, Karlsson posted his lowest point total (45) since 2012-13, but his point-per-game number (0.849) was right there with his most recent seasons.
Karlsson (groin) will return to the Sharks lineup on Saturday.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/6/19, 2:23 pm EST
Karlsson (groin) is expected to return to the lineup before the playoffs.
Karlsson has missed the last three games and has no timetable for his return but the Sharks are confident that he will return to the lineup before the playoffs. The Sharks are locked into a playoff spot so they will not rush Karlsson back until he is 100 percent.
Source: Kevin Kurz 03/8/19, 3:09 pm EST
Karlsson (groin) will miss at least two more games.
Karlsson has missed three of the last four games with a groin issue and will miss at least the rest of the Sharks homestand. Tim Heed will remain on the blueline with Karlsson sidelined.
Karlsson (groin) is expected to play Tuesday.
Karlsson missed Sunday’s game in Detroit but will draw back into the lineup tonight in Boston. Karlsson had a slow start to the season but has had a great year, ranking tied for eighth among defensemen in points with 45 (3G / 42A) in 51 games.
Karlsson is day-to-day with a groin injury.
Karlsson is set to miss his second straight game on Tuesday but it sounds like his groin injury isn’t overly serious and that the Sharks are just being cautious. With a playoff spot all but locked up, the Sharks want to focus on making sure that he is right for the postseason, so won’t rush him back.
Karlsson (lower-body) will return to the Sharks lineup on Saturday.
Karlsson has missed the last 10 games with a lower-body injury but will play Saturday vs. the Canucks. Karlsson will skate with Marc-Edouard Vlasic and enters play with 43 points (3G / 40A) in 47 games this season.
Karlsson (lower-body) is “really close” to returning to the Sharks lineup .
Karlsson will not play Monday in Vancouver but head coach Pete DeBoer said that he is “really close” and that they don’t want to risk re-aggravating the injury.
Karlsson (lower-body) will not play Saturday vs. the Coyotes.
Despite taking part in the All-Star weekend festivities, Karlsson is not ready to play on Saturday. Tim Heed will dress in Karlsson’s place.
Karlsson (lower-body) is questionable to play Saturday vs. the Coyotes.
The Sharks returned to the ice on Friday but Karlsson did not participate and remains a question mark for tonight’s game. The All-Star defenseman has been excellent for the Sharks this season and the team has gone 2-2-1 in the five games he’s missed due to injury or suspension his season. Fortunately for San Jose, it looks like they will at least get Marc-Edouard Vlasic back and Karlsson’s return seems just around the corner.
Karlsson (undisclosed) will not play before the All-Star break.
Karlsson will miss Monday’s game in Florida and Tuesday’s game in Washington, at the very least. The Sharks’ first game after the break is Saturday, February 2nd vs. the Coyotes. Look for Kevin Labanc to play on the top power-play for a second straight game.
Karlsson (lower-body) was a late scratch in Tampa Bay.
Karlsson was on the ice for warmups but the lower-body ailment that he has been dealing with will force him to miss Saturday’s game vs. the Lightning.
Karlsson has been suspended for two games for an illegal check to the head on Austin Wagner.
Karlsson (flu) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Devils.
The Sharks have acquired Erik Karlsson and Francis Perron from the Senators for Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, Rudolfs Balcers, Josh Norris, a 2019 conditional second-round pick and a conditional 2020 first-round pick.
Karlsson did not travel with the team to Buffalo and could miss the rest of the season.
Karlsson (personal) will be back in the Senators lineup on Tuesday.
Karlsson (personal) will not travel to Carolina for Monday’s game.
The Senators did not give a reason for Karlsson not travelling with the team but you have to assume it is related to the recent death of his son. The heartbreaking loss will keep the Senators’ star out for at least one more contest.
Source: @Senators 03/25/18, 1:40 pm EST
Karlsson (personal) will return to the Senators lineup on Saturday.
Karlsson has missed the last two games following the death of his son. Despite the tragedy, Karlsson wants to play tonight against the Hurricanes, so he will replace Marian Gaborik as the Senators go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen. Karlsson has been hot as of late, picking up 20 points (3G / 17A) in his last 17 games.
Source: @TSN1200 03/24/18, 11:52 am EST
Karlsson (undisclosed) will not play vs. the Panthers on Tuesday.
Karlsson missed Monday’s practice and Tuesday’s morning skate, so he will not be available for tonight’s game vs. the Panthers. There’s no word what is ailing Karlsson, but it is expected to be short-term. Pat Sieloff was recalled from Belleville (AHL) and will play tonight with the Swede out.