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San Jose Sharks’ defenseman Erik Karlsson out until at least March due to forearm surgery

San Jose Sharks’ defenseman Erik Karlsson is expected to be out until at least March due to surgery to repair a small muscle tear in his left forearm.  The Sharks said Karlsson will be reevaluated in mid-March; he did not play in a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 22 and was considered day to day with an upper-body injury.

Karlsson scored 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) in 33 games this season. He has scored 133 points (25 goals, 108 assists) in 194 games for San Jose after he was acquired in a trade with the Ottawa Senators on Sept. 13, 2018.

The Sharks (21-19-2) hosted the Washington Capitals on Wednesday; they’re currently tied with the Calgary Flames for fourth in the eight-team Pacific Division.

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