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SportsErik Karlsson nearing decision on future with Sharks, report says

22:00  02 june  2019
22:00  02 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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.

Erik Karlsson 's decision is coming soon. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Sharks defenseman is pondering his future with the franchise and “The word is that Erik Karlsson is taking a long, hard look at deciding if he wants to stay in San Jose,” Friedman said during "Hockey Night in

Erik Karlsson 's decision is coming soon. “The word is that Erik Karlsson is taking a long, hard look at deciding if he wants to stay in San Jose,” Friedman said The Rangers are rumored to be pursuing the veteran, while it was also reported that the Canucks could enter the Karlsson sweepstakes.

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Erik Karlsson's decision is coming soon.

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Sharks defenseman is pondering his future with the franchise and whether he will extend his stay in San Jose.

“The word is that Erik Karlsson is taking a long, hard look at deciding if he wants to stay in San Jose,” Friedman said during "Hockey Night in Canada" on Saturday. "And I think we’re going to know, in about a week, if he’s going to stay or if he’s going to investigate his other free agency options.

“He wants to win, the Sharks are perennially in it (and) they’ve made a good impression on him.”

DeBoer: Karlsson was healthy, dialed in 'for probably 6 weeks'

DeBoer: Karlsson was healthy, dialed in 'for probably 6 weeks' Peter DeBoer lamented the fact that Erik Karlsson wasn't at 100 percent during the playoffs, and the San Jose Sharks head coach said the superstar blue-liner wasn't fully healthy and thus at his best for much of the season. "Sure (it's) disappointing, absolutely. Maybe the best defenseman in the world or in that conversation. But really, we had him healthy for probably six weeks and dialed in," DeBoer told the assembled media, including Sportsnet, following his team's elimination Tuesday night. "The first two months of the season, he was getting used to us, (maybe) two-and-a-half (months)," the Sharks bench boss added.

Erik Karlsson 's decision is coming soon. “The word is that Erik Karlsson is taking a long, hard look at deciding if he wants to stay in San Jose,” Friedman said The Rangers are rumored to be pursuing the veteran, while it was also reported that the Canucks could enter the Karlsson sweepstakes.

Erik Karlsson did not receive a contract extension immediately after being traded to the San Jose Sharks , but general manager Doug The Sharks acquired Karlsson and forward prospect Francis Perron on Thursday from the Ottawa Senators for forward Chris Tierney, defenseman Dylan DeMelo

After being traded from Ottawa to San Jose ahead of this season, Karlsson is expected to be one of the most coveted free agents on the market this summer. The Rangers are rumored to be pursuing the veteran, while it was also reported that the Canucks could enter the Karlsson sweepstakes.

The Sharks posted a 46-27-9 record during the regular season for second place in the Pacific Division but fell to the Blues in six games in the Western Conference finals.

Karlsson, who turned 29 on Friday, logged three goals and 42 assists in 53 regular-season games in his first year with the Sharks as he dealt with numerous injuries. He added an additional two goals and 14 assists in 19 playoff games.

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