Evander Kane isn’t the only noteworthy San Jose Sharks player who won’t suit up against the Vegas Golden Knights. The team announced that Erik Karlsson is a healthy scratch because of a “personal matter” on Wednesday.
Karlsson, 29, decided to stick with the Sharks after one season, signing eight-year, $92 million contract ($11.5M AAV) in June. The Sharks’ next game is also against the Golden Knights on Friday, and their third game takes place against the Ducks in Anaheim on Saturday.
We’ll see how much time this causes Karlsson to miss, but here’s hoping everything is OK for him and his family.
It makes for a challenging lineup for the Sharks …
UPDATE: Congratulations to the Karlssons!
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