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SJHN Daily: Sharks Lead NHL in Man Games Lost

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You never want to repeat a lede, but it’s appropriate here.

Three weeks ago, we quoted “Casablanca”, speaking of the San Jose Sharks’ injury woes,“Well, that’s the way it goes. One in, one out.”

Latest on Couture, Emberson, Carpenter, Kunin & Benning’s Injuries

Yesterday, Jacob MacDonald went on the IR. Calen Addison and Alexander Barabanov returned from injury.

Today, Givani Smith went on the IR, and Ryan Carpenter came off.

Not shocking, the Sharks lead the NHL in man games lost, per NHL Injury Viz.

As of Dec. 24, San Jose had suffered 176 man games lost, just ahead of the Montreal Canadiens’ 160.

With Smith, MacDonald, Ty Emberson, Matt Benning, and Nico Sturm on the IR, and Logan Couture still on the shelf with a season-long lower-body injury, the Sharks will keep adding to their ledger of pain.

The 9-23-3 cellar-dweller needs all the help that they can get — but a lot of that help is on the sidelines.

AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…

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Jacob MacDonald has not been able to catch a break (plus an update on Logan Couture.)

San Jose Sharks dropped their sixth-straight game on Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings.

Fabian Zetterlund earned some praise from coach David Quinn in the loss.

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Daily Faceoff’s Steven Ellis is high on some San Jose Sharks prospects.

IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…

Sharks prospect Will Smith scored his first goal of the World Juniors for Team USA in an 11-3 drubbing of Switzerland.

Mattias Havelid also scored a big goal for host country Sweden on Thursday.

Kasper Halttunen also got on the board for Finland.

AROUND THE NHL…

Florida Panthers star defenseman Aaron Ekblad made a commitment to play a more defensively-minded style of game.

New Jersey Devils rookie Luke Hughes drew comparisons to a Hall of Fame defenseman.

Are the Pittsburgh Penguins going to be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?

The hockey world lost a lot of greats in 2023.

Should the Boston Bruins avoid the trade market?

The New York Islanders suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Penguins on Wednesday.

The Seattle Kraken hope their outdoor duel with the Vegas Golden Knights can help build tradition.

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