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Erik Karlsson Done For The Season With A Broken Thumb

from Scott Bair of NBC Sports BayArea,

This nightmare Sharks season just keeps getting worse.

Superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson is out for the rest of this season after suffering a broken left thumb in Friday’s 3-2 victory over the host Winnipeg Jets, a source with knowledge of the situation told NBC Sports Bay Area on Saturday morning.

Karlsson will have surgery to repair his thumb in the coming days.

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added 1:42pm, via the San Jose Sharks,

In the game on February 14 in Winnipeg, San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson suffered a broken thumb on his left hand, which will require surgery.

The injury will keep him out for the remainder of the 2019-20 season but he will be recovered well in advance of the team's 2020 training camp in September.

Additionally, the team announced that they have recalled defenseman Jake Middleton from the San Jose Barracuda, the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

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