Good news for the San Jose Sharks! According to a source, Mario Ferraro should make a quick return to the line-up.
With five minutes left in Saturday night’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks, Ferraro left the game after a Frank Vatrano puck struck him in the face.
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— Locked on Sharks (@LockedOnSharks) November 6, 2022
This was shades of last January, when an Owen Tippett shot glanced off the San Jose Sharks defenseman’s stick and into his face. Ferraro left that tilt against the Florida Panthers, was in a dentist’s chair the next day for two-and-a-half hours and was back in the line-up after missing just one game.
“He’s good to play,” a source told San Jose Hockey Now, about Ferraro’s status for San Jose’s next contest on Nov. 10 at the St. Louis Blues.
The San Jose Sharks sure need Ferraro in the line-up: At 23:19, he’s their second most-used defenseman after Erik Karlsson’s 24:57. Marc-Edouard Vlasic is third among Sharks defensemen at 18:04, so that’s a lot of minutes to make up if Ferraro has to miss any time.
San Jose has been off for the last two days, but they’ll return to practice tomorrow. We’ll see if Ferraro is on the ice, which should confirm that he’s ready to travel with the Sharks to St. Louis.
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