Mario Ferraro’s injury isn’t as bad as David Quinn originally feared.
“I don’t think too serious. I think he’ll be back sooner than probably we thought a couple days ago,” Quinn said this afternoon. “We’re still in the evaluation process, but it doesn’t look as bad as we originally thought.”
Quinn shared that Ferraro was coming to SAP Center today to get further evaluated, and that he’d have a better idea about Ferraro’s timeline after tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Ferraro was put on IR yesterday, retroactive to the San Jose Sharks’ 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.
According to Quinn, Ferraro has a lower-body injury. A source told San Jose Hockey Now that it’s a foot injury.
We’re not sure when Ferraro suffered this foot injury, as the minutes-munching defender appeared to play his full complement of shifts on Friday night. Ferraro played 21:05, around his normal 22:49.
Ferraro trails only Erik Karlsson among Sharks defensemen in ice time.
The San Jose Sharks will certainly miss their young alternate captain’s boundless energy on and off the ice.
Being placed on IR means that Ferraro will miss a minimum of one week though, so you can count him out from playing at least the first half of the San Jose Sharks’ upcoming trip through Canada and Buffalo.
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