A couple days ago, Jack Han wrote on being “extremely worried” about Erik Karlsson’s game.
San Jose Hockey Now talked to Han, and he laid out the path for the San Jose Sharks defenseman’s return to glory — and it’s not just about getting healthy:
In other San Jose Sharks news…
Artemi Kniazev says he was thinking about returning to Russia to play all the way back in July, but he wasn’t sure if the San Jose Sharks would permit it. Kniasev is now playing on Ak Bars’ third-tier team Irbis Kazan — but he’s hurt now, taking him out of the Karjala Cup. (Ak Bars Kazan)
Kurtis Gabriel joins the Athletes Podcast.
Around the NHL…
Four players — including San Jose’s Karlsson — who should benefit from this long layoff. (Sportsnet)
Alex Ovechkin says he could play up to five more years in the NHL, will retire with Dynamo Moscow. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)
Agent Bayne Pettinger comes out, supported by the sport’s biggest stars. (The Athletic)