San Jose Sharks injuries

For the latest news on NHL injuries by team, PuckPedia is your source. Stay up-to-date on your favorite NHL teams with information on player injuries and their status.

When a player is injured, his team can either retain him on their active roster, counting towards the 23-man active roster limit, or place him on the Injured Reserve List (IR).

NHL Injuries
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Erik Karlsson - OUT - Lower Body
Tue Apr 26, 2022
Erik Karlsson | According to coach Bob Boughner, Karlsson (lower body) is likely done for the year, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

Thu Apr 21, 2022
Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) won't play Thursday against the visiting Blues, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Tue Apr 19, 2022
Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) remains day-to-day and will not play Tuesday against the visiting Blue Jackets, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sat Apr 16, 2022
Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) will return to San Jose on Saturday to undergo further evaluation, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
John Leonard - OUT - Lower Body
Tue Apr 26, 2022
John Leonard | Leonard (lower body) is not expected to return this season, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

Tue Apr 12, 2022
John Leonard | Leonard (lower body) will not be in the lineup to face Nashville on Tuesday.
Wed Apr 6, 2022
John Leonard | Leonard (lower body) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Flames, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Tue Apr 5, 2022
John Leonard | Leonard (lower body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Oilers, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Ozzy Wiesblatt - OUT - Upper Body
Sat Apr 2, 2022
Ozzy Wiesblatt | Wiesblatt (upper body) is out for the remainder of the season, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Ryan Dzingel - OUT - Wrist
Surgery
Thu Mar 31, 2022
Ryan Dzingel | Dzingel (wrist) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Sat Mar 26, 2022
Ryan Dzingel | Dzingel underwent wrist surgery earlier in March, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Adin Hill - OUT - Lower Body
Tue Apr 19, 2022
Adin Hill | Hill (lower body) is slated to miss the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports Tuesday.

Sat Apr 2, 2022
Adin Hill | Hill (lower body) won't play Saturday versus the Stars and remains without a timeline to return.
Wed Mar 16, 2022
Adin Hill | Hill (lower body) has had an issue in his recovery process and is currently without a return timetable, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mon Mar 14, 2022
Adin Hill | Hill has suffered a recurrence of his lower-body injury and is expected to miss Tuesday's matchup with Florida, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Kevin Labanc - IR - Shoulder
Surgery
Tue Apr 19, 2022
Kevin Labanc | Labanc (shoulder) has been officially ruled out for the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports Tuesday.

Sat Apr 2, 2022
Kevin Labanc | Labanc (shoulder) may be shut down for the remainder of the season, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Tue Mar 29, 2022
Kevin Labanc | Labanc (shoulder) is hoping to be cleared to play against Dallas on Saturday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sat Mar 12, 2022
Kevin Labanc | Labanc (shoulder) is expected to miss two more weeks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Tue Feb 22, 2022
Kevin Labanc | Labanc (shoulder) is still about a month away from returning, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mon Jan 10, 2022
Kevin Labanc | Labanc (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve, per the (NHL) media site.
Wed Dec 15, 2021
Kevin Labanc | 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.
Mon Dec 13, 2021
Kevin Labanc | 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.
Sat Dec 11, 2021
Kevin Labanc | Labanc (upper body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Stars, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Nicolai Knyzhov - IR-NR - Groin
Not Specified
Sat Apr 30, 2022
Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov battled a groin injury in 2021-22, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

Fri Apr 1, 2022
Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (lower body) signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Sharks on Friday.
Sat Mar 19, 2022
Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (lower body) has been ruled out of the remainder of the season, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Sun Oct 17, 2021
Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (lower body) will undergo surgery Friday and will be out approximately 8-10 weeks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Wed Oct 13, 2021
Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov is set to see a specialist regarding his lower-body injury, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Sat Oct 2, 2021
Nikolai Knyzhov | Coach Bob Boughner is hopeful Knyzhov (abdomen) will be able to begin skating on his own in the next 7-10 days, but the 23-year-old blueliner's status for San Jose's regular-season opener versus Winnipeg on Oct. 16 remains in doubt, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mon Sep 27, 2021
Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (abdomen) is now considered week-to-week but may still be ready for Opening Night against the Jets on Oct. 16, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Thu Sep 23, 2021
Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (abdomen) is at the Sharks' training camp but has not started skating, and he is considered day-to-day, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Wed May 12, 2021
Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov is scheduled for surgery on a sports hernia Friday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Injured Reserve List (IR)

If a team opts to put their player on the Injured Reserve List, the following requirements must to be met:

  • First, a team may place a player on the Injured Reserve List if the said player has been injured, incapacitated, or ill and will not be able to perform his duties as a hockey player after having passed the team’s preliminary physical examination for that season.
  • Second, a player with an injury that prevents him from playing for at least seven days from the date the injury was incurred can be placed on the team’s Injured Reserve List. Once a player is placed on the IR list, the team may replace said player on its NHL roster with a player from the minors.
  • Third, a player who has been placed on the Injured Reserve List will not be eligible to compete in NHL games for a period of no less than seven days.

Players on the Injured Reserve List may attend team meetings and meals, travel with the team, and join their practice sessions.

Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR)

If a player has an injury that will prevent him from playing for at least 10 NHL games and 24 days in the NHL season, the team may place him on Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR), which can be used to exceed the salary cap.

Once a player is put on LTIR, the player’s cap hit stays on the team’s cap payroll. The club will not be given additional cap-space savings to be saved for use in the future. However, LTIR offers relief in case the club's averaged salary, or payroll, starts to go over the upper limit. How much relief the club will get is computed based on the date the player is put on LTIR.

Three equations can be used to decide how much LTIR relief will be given. The first, or basic equation, is used during the season and the off-season, while the second is the training-camp equation, which is used on the last day of the off-season in order to prepare for the first day of the following season. The third equation is used if the player is already on LTIR.

Once a player is cleared to play again, the team activates the player.

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