It’s been a week since William Eklund got hurt, and we still don’t know the full extent of his injury.
The San Jose Sharks’ top prospect came out holding his arm on Mar. 22 when he met the Colorado Eagles’ Nate Clurman in the corner.
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It’s San Jose Hockey Now’s educated guess that Eklund hurt his left shoulder, though that’s not official. The 20-year-old winger has missed the last two San Jose Barracuda contests with what was officially termed a day-to-day upper-body injury.
On Mar. 25, San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn shared that Eklund was still undergoing tests, “We’ll know more here in the next few days.”
It’s been a few days, and we still don’t know what exactly is going on with Eklund.
Quinn, however, is optimistic that we haven’t seen the last of Eklund this season.
“We still hope he’s gonna come back,” Quinn told San Jose Hockey Now this afternoon.
That hope, of course, also suggests the other thing, that Eklund’s season is over, is also possible.
Quinn acknowledged: “It’s not like he’s done for the year as of right now. That could change.”
It’s also worth noting that since Eklund isn’t with the San Jose Sharks right now, Quinn isn’t the most up-to-date source of information on the star prospect. But?
“Put it that way, if he were done for the year, I would know already.”
The San Jose Barracuda travel to Cedar Park tomorrow to start a weekend series with the Texas Stars. We’ll see if Eklund travels.
Eight games left for the Barracuda, five points out of the playoffs, the AHL side could certainly use Eklund’s help to save the day.
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