San Jose Sharks D Erik Karlsson to miss remainder of year with broken thumb

Updated: February 15, 2020 at 2:51 pm by Zach Laing

Feb 10, 2020; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames in the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks D Erik Karlsson is set to miss the rest of the year with a broken thumb. 

The injury happened in a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets Friday night.

Karlsson, who leads the club in points (six goals, 34 assists) in 56 games this year, joins a long list of wounded Sharks.

Tomas Hertl is out for the year after suffering a torn ACL, while Logan Couture has been out of the lineup since Jan. 7 with a fractured ankle.

Karlsson missed 29 games last year with a groin injury.

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Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks