Skip to content

Sharks activate Martin Havlat from injured reserve

Mar 18, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

martinhavlatgetty Getty Images

Perhaps Martin Havlat will come to the rescue for the struggling San Jose Sharks.

The injury-prone winger was activated from the injured reserve after suffering a lower-body injury according to David Pollak of the Mercury News. Meanwhile, young forward Tim Kennedy went on the IR with an undisclosed injury.

There was a time when Havlat, 31, would actually have a solid chance to turn the Sharks’ fortunes around – their coach is fuming and their GM is allegedly in “panic mode,” after all – but things just haven’t worked out well for the slick Czech since he was traded to San Jose from Minnesota.

His 27 points were acceptable last season considering the fact that he only played in 39 games. He’s been in the lineup a bit more often this season, yet he only has six points to show for his 20 appearances.

For much of his career, Havlat’s been like Ales Hemsky: a talented player who just can’t stay healthy enough to approach the league’s elite.

The Sharks’ top-heavy offense could use some support, so if nothing else, there’s a chance he could help.

(If he can stay on the ice, that is.)

Latest Posts
  1. Leafs-Sens game rescheduled for Nov. 9

    Oct 23, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

    NHL Ottawa Toronto AP

    Postponed in the wake of the Ottawa shootings.

  2. Renney clarifies remarks about disagreement with Oilers management

    Oct 23, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

    Tom Renney AP

    Says he was never asked to increase ice time of youngsters returning from injury.

  3. Julien downplays Boychuk’s return to Boston

    Oct 23, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

    Johnny Boychuk, Kyle Okposo AP

    The Islanders defenseman spent six seasons with the Bruins

  4. Teravainen: ‘My goal is to play in the NHL this season’

    Oct 23, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    He’s in the American Hockey League to start 2014-15.

  5. Oilers hang on to defeat Capitals, win two in a row

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:19 AM EDT

    Braden Holtby, Martin Marincin, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jesse Joensuu AP

    Pretty good chance for three straight.

  6. Video: Two quick third-period goals propel Flyers over rival Penguins

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT

    Patric Hornqvist, Ray Emery. Andrew MacDonald AP

    Big win for Philly after getting beat bad in Chicago on Tuesday.

  7. Video: McKenzie, Milbury on Fleury’s future in Pittsburgh

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

    Marc Andre Fleury AP

    Milbury doesn’t understand why the Pens would extend him.

  8. Video: Pittsburgh pays tribute to Ottawa tragedy with O Canada rendition

    Oct 22, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

    PittAnthem

    Tremendous gesture from the Penguins organization.

Featured video

Flyers have many concerns

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Datsyuk (3063)
  2. J. Spezza (3001)
  3. E. Kane (2802)
  4. J. Drouin (2693)
  5. M. Gaborik (2514)
  1. S. Varlamov (2503)
  2. E. Staal (2424)
  3. P. Stastny (2387)
  4. V. Hedman (2278)
  5. J. Franzen (2096)