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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Season officialy shut down

Labanc (shoulder) has been officially ruled out for the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports Tuesday. Labanc hasn't played since mid-December and the Sharks won't be making it into the playoffs, so it would have been surprising to see the team force him back into the lineup with just seven games remaining. The 26-year-old winger managed just six points in 21 games this year, his lowest point total since turning pro back in 2016-17.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Could miss rest of season

Labanc (shoulder) may be shut down for the remainder of the season, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Labanc has been making progress in his recovery from the shoulder surgery he underwent in mid-December, but the Sharks aren't in a position to make the playoffs, so he may simply be shut down for the remainder of the campaign to avoid any risk of reinjury. If that ends up being the case, he'll finish the season having tallied six points through 21 contests.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Targeting Saturday return

Labanc (shoulder) is hoping to be cleared to play against Dallas on Saturday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Labanc has been sidelined since mid-December, a stretch of 37 games on the shelf, and will be out of action for at least two more outings. If the 26-year-old winger is cleared to play, he could be in the mix for a top-six role, though the Sharks could ease him back into action with limited minutes to start out. Prior to his extended absence, Labanc had generated six points in 21 contests, four of which came with the man advantage.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: To miss at least two more weeks

Labanc (shoulder) is expected to miss two more weeks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Labanc underwent shoulder surgery in December, and his recovery has been a bit slower than initially expected. The winger is slated to begin shooting drills this week, and he has yet to be cleared for full contact. If he continues to make progress, he could be available before the end of March.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Still a month away

Labanc (shoulder) is still about a month away from returning, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Labanc resumed skating recently, but he has yet to be cleared for contact after undergoing shoulder surgery in mid-December. Another update on the 26-year-old winger should surface once he's given the green light to return to practice with his teammates.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: On injured reserve

Labanc (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site. Labanc has already missed the club's previous eight contests and isn't expected back until late February, so his designation for injured reserve shouldn't come as a surprise. Even prior to getting hurt, the winger was bogged down in a nine-game goalless streak and has managed just six points to start the year.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc to undergo surgery on dislocated shoulder

The San Jose Sharks have been without Kevin Labanc since he left last week’s game against the Dallas Stars in the first period, and it appears as though they will be without him for a considerable amount of time moving forward. Sharks head coach Bob Boughner told reporters including Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News that Labanc will undergo surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc to Have Shoulder Surgery, Miss About 3 Months

Labanc will have shoulder surgery, miss about three months originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea. Kevin Labanc‘s star-crossed season has taken another tough turn. The San Jose Sharks winger has already missed five games because of COVID-19, one game because of a suspension for slew-footing Tyler Bozak, and one game because of a healthy scratch.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Set for surgery

Labanc will undergo surgery to repair his dislocated shoulder and is expected to be sidelined for a "couple" months, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Given his expected recovery timetable, Labanc will likely be sidelined through the NHL's Olympic break, so he likely won't be ready to return until Feb. 24 against the Islanders. Labanc, who's picked up six points through 21 contests this campaign, will almost certainly be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Sidelined 1-2 weeks

Labanc (upper body) will be unavailable for 1-2 weeks and is set for an MRI on Monday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Labanc is pointless in his last eight contests and was a healthy scratch versus the Flames on Dec. 7. Without the winger available, the Sharks will likely give Jayden Halbgewachs his NHL debut versus the Kraken on Tuesday. If he can't rediscover his game soon, Labanc could miss the 20-point threshold for the first time in his six-year NHL career.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Exits with injury

Labanc (upper body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Stars, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Labanc was hit hard into the boards in the first period. The 25-year-old will have until Tuesday's game versus the Kraken to recover from the hit if he's going to avoid missing time. If he can't go, Lane Pederson would likely enter the lineup.
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Draws helper Wednesday

Labanc produced an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Senators. Labanc set up Matt Nieto for the opening tally 7:16 into the game. The 25-year-old Labanc has a goal and an assist in his last two games since he returned from a suspension. The winger is up to six points, 22 shots on net, 18 hits and a minus-1 rating in 13 contests, though the strong play of Rudolfs Balcers and Alexander Barabanov lately has left Labanc stuck in a third-line role.
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Sharks F Kevin Labanc suspended one game

2021-11-20 21:23:43 GMT+00:00 - San Jose Sharks forward Kevin Labanc was suspended one game for slew footing St. Louis Blues forward Tyler Bozak. Labanc will miss Saturday's home game against the Washington Capitals. Slew footing is essentially tripping an opponent from behind, which often causes them to fall backward. Labanc...
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Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Gets goal in return

Labanc scored a goal on two shots, levied three hits and blocked two shots in Monday's 2-1 overtime win over the Hurricanes. Labanc was suspended for the Sharks' game Saturday against the Capitals after a slew foot on Tyler Bozak last Thursday. The 25-year-old Labanc made up for his misdeed by snapping his eight-game goal drought. A stint in COVID-19 protocols in early November cost him his spot in the top six, so he'll need to pick up the pace on offense to get more playing time. The New York native has five points, 22 shots on net, 17 hits and a minus-2 rating through 12 contests overall.
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