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SportErik Karlsson injury update: Sharks defenseman will not be back 'anytime soon'

02:05  09 march  2019
02:05  09 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) will be in San Jose this weekend for the NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center. Though Karlsson will miss his fifth straight game when the Sharks take on the Winnipeg Jets, head coach Pete DeBoer expects the 28-year-old defenseman to rejoin the team at

SAN JOSE — Defenseman Erik Karlsson will miss his fourth straight game Saturday — and potentially at least the start of next week’s road Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said he doesn’t believe Karlsson ’s injury will keep him out long-term, but added the team is taking a cautious approach.

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San Jose might be without Erik Karlsson for a while.

The Sharks defenseman said Friday that he won't be back "anytime soon." But, he does expect to be be back before the start of the playoffs, according to a report from The Athletic.

Karlsson is dealing with a nagging groin injury and is taking a cautious approach in his first season with San Jose.

He has totaled 45 points on 42 assists and three goals in 2018-19 to help the Sharks to a 40-19-8 record.

They only trail the Flames in the Pacific Division and will likely have to challenge them for the division title without Karlsson.

The Sharks have 15 regular season games remaining and will face the Blues on Saturday.

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