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Labanc Has Advice for Eklund (+)



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Kevin Labanc can relate to William Eklund.

Just last season, the long-time San Jose Sharks winger also suffered a major shoulder injury which required surgery and ended his season prematurely.

For those unaware, it was recently announced that Eklund will be out for the remainder of the 2022-23 season after undergoing shoulder surgery. It will be a long recovery process for the 20-year-old — Labanc dislocated his shoulder in Dec. 2021 and wasn’t ready for full-contact hockey until the summer — but having someone like Labanc who went through the same thing could prove to be very helpful for the Sharks prospect. Labanc says that while he has not yet spoken with Eklund, he hopes to in the near future.

BREAKING: Eklund Has Shoulder Surgery, Season Over

So what advice does Labanc have for Eklund?

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