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Grier, Labanc Deny Waivers Report

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So Kevin Labanc isn’t going on waivers?

That’s the case, after a dramatic Twitter morning, which started with this report from Frank Seravalli:

40 minutes late, Seravalli reversed course:

San Jose Sharks PR and Kevin Labanc both denied Seravalli’s reports.

“No,” Labanc said this morning, when asked if he or his camp had discussed waivers with the Sharks.

In fact, Labanc was getting ready to play in the San Jose Sharks’ game tonight against the Boston Bruins.

“I didn’t even look. I’m kind of busy,” Labanc said of the Twitter kerfuffle.

San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn added, as far as he knows, “Honestly, and I’m not just saying this, I was absolutely stunned by what was circulated. I don’t know what happened, but never, ever discussed.”

Labanc, after being healthy scratched for the first three games of the season, will draw into the line-up for the first time tonight. Based on practice lines yesterday, he should be skating with Thomas Bordeleau and Filip Zadina.

Labanc should inject some offense into the line-up. Over the course of his seven-year career, he’s averaged exactly half a point per game.

The winger, 27, is entering the last year of his contract and will be a UFA after this season.

San Jose Hockey Now has reached out to Labanc’s agent for comment.

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