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08:10  25 may  2019
08:10  25 may  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Blues players, fans furious after Sharks win Game 3 on hand pass goal

Blues players, fans furious after Sharks win Game 3 on hand pass goal St Louis Blues fans and players were furious after the San Jose Sharks won Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday night with the help of an illegal hand pass. The Sharks won 5-4 in overtime on a goal by Erik Karlsson. Karlsson received a pass from Gustav Nyquist to set up the goal. But preceding that was a hand pass from Timo Meier. Sharks win Game 3 in OT despite clear hand pass before GWG pic.twitter.com/1qJZWL30E1 — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 16, 2019 Such a play is not reviewable, which is why the game ended on the goal. Blues center Brayden Schenn slammed his stick against the glass in anger, as did goalie Jordan Binnington. As did Binnington pic.

" Thank you to the entire San Jose Sharks organization , fans , and especially teammates," he wrote. Karlsson can't really be faulted because as a pending unrestricted free agent he may very well be gone this summer, and Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has plenty of big decisions to

" Thank you to the entire San Jose Sharks organization , fans , and especially teammates. It was a great run that ended too early. The tweet comes on the heels of Karlsson saying Thursday that he expects to test the free agent market this summer for the first time in his career.

Karlsson thanks Sharks organization, fans with free agency looming© Kavin Mistry / National Hockey League / Getty

Erik Karlsson thanked the San Jose Sharks organization and its fans on Friday, writing in a tweet that he appreciated the support in his first season with the team.

Of course, Karlsson's inaugural campaign with the Sharks could also be his last, as he's scheduled to enter the free-agency pool on July 1.

Sharks' Karlsson, Hertl won't play in Game 6

Sharks' Karlsson, Hertl won't play in Game 6 The San Jose Sharks will be shorthanded for Game 6 against the St. Louis Blues. All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson and forward Tomas Hertl won't play in Tuesday's do-or-die clash, head coach Peter DeBoer told The Athletic's Kevin Kurz. DeBoer added that Sharks captain Joe Pavelski will be a game-time decision. Karlsson, Hertl, and Pavelski all left Game 5 with various ailments and did not return. Karlsson's been dealing with a nagging groin injury that cost him 29 games during the regular season. Despite the ailment, he's tied for second on the Sharks with 16 points during this playoff run.

Sign up now for the free Sharks Report newsletter. The Metropolitan Division won the tournament with a 10-5 win over the Central Division. Karlsson ’s eagerness to participate in the event is a good sign for Sharks fans anxious about his future with the organization as unrestricted free agency looms .

Karlsson also is a big fan of New York City. He could be enticed to play at Madison Square Garden with the New York Rangers. If the Sharks fall short of reaching the Western Conference Final, the season and the trade will be considered busts, giving Karlsson another reason to leave San Jose and

The soon-to-be 29-year-old was traded to San Jose from the Ottawa Senators in September. Karlsson appeared in only 53 games this season due to various injuries but still racked up 45 points, and he ultimately played a huge role in San Jose reaching the Western Conference Final.

He was so banged up throughout the year, however, that head coach Pete DeBoer said after the club's playoff elimination that the Sharks had a healthy Karlsson for just six weeks of the season.

Karlsson hasn't indicated what his plans are for next season, and the Sharks have $24 million in projected available cap space, according to Cap Friendly. Several other key players in San Jose are also free agents this summer, including Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Timo Meier, and Gustav Nyquist.

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Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson undergoes groin surgery.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson has undergone groin surgery before becoming eligible for free agency this summer. The Sharks said Wednesday that Karlsson had the operation last week and has already started rehabilitation. The team says Karlsson is expected to recover fully in the off-season and be ready for the start of the 2019-20 season. The big question surrounding Karlsson now will be where he plays next season. The Sharks acquired the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenceman from Ottawa just before the start of the season.

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