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Sharks’ Havlat injured again, out for Game 4 vs. LA

May 20, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

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After returning from a five-game absence to play in Game 3, Martin Havlat is back on the shelf again.

Havlat, who lasted just six shifts worth 4:52 of ice time before sustaining a lower-body injury, will be out of the San Jose lineup again on Tuesday when the Sharks take on the Kings in Game 4 at HP Pavilion.

“If you’re hurt and you can’t play, you can’t play,” Sharks head coach Todd McLellan said, explaining he didn’t know if Havlat aggravated the injury suffered during the opening game of the Vancouver series.

“We can be as frustrated as we want. It was hard because we had to juggle the lineup, but we talked about the difference between being injured and hurt. He’s injured.”

Havlat, 32, had eight goals and 10 assists in 40 games with the Sharks this year, averaging nearly 16 minutes per game.

The loss will be tough for the Sharks as they were already shorthanded up front. Raffi Torres is suspended for the remainder of the series and Adam Burish is out with a broken hand.

As a result, forward Tim Kennedy could re-enter the lineup after playing Game 2 but being scratched from Game 3.

  1. scottybcboy - May 20, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Bieksa’s mark is still being felt…….I wonder if he feels that the stick on Havlat was full of integrity and Canadian class!

    • theadeeps - May 20, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      As much as I dislike Bieksa…. Havlat would get hurt playing pee-wee hockey. He got hurt getting onto the bench last season. Dude is just fragile

      • scottybcboy - May 20, 2013 at 4:37 PM

        True enough! Doesn’t change the fact that Bieksa is two faced! Plead the case on one side while practicing the other.

      • ethanmacleod1685 - May 21, 2013 at 3:19 AM

        Most sharks fans would feel disrespected by someone else blasting on a player that belong to their team but as a sharks fans, I totally agree, this guy IMO is the franchises biggest ever bust

  2. jpelle82 - May 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    story of his life

  3. 19to77 - May 20, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Poor guy’s as injury-prone as Rick DiPietro.

  4. sjsharks66 - May 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Sharks need to get rid of Havlat. The past 2 seasons he has been worthless for them. Next season I am sure will be the same.

  5. sharksman - May 20, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    wow im shocked ….NOT lol

  6. sharksfan754 - May 20, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    There is a now a twitter account @ishavlatinjured. I am not making this up

  7. loyallakingsfan35yrs - May 20, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Hi shark fans… How you doing? G that’s great….

  8. sjsharks66 - May 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    If you have been a fan for 35 years…. You are too old to be this stupid and to troll. JUST SAYIN

    • blomfeld - May 20, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      ‘STOP WHERE YOU ARE’ Sharks66 !

      The bottom line friend as I see it, is that whoever wins tomorrow night will go on to win the series. Can’t believe I’m saying that, but that’s what I sincerely feel will now transpire. You guys are a grade “A” team and I’ve great respect for your enterprise. So while I wish it wasn’t so, the fact remains that only one of us can emerge victorious on Tuesday night and God willing that will be the LA Kings.

      *** special video selection for Sharks66 & friends for their liquidation of the Canucks *** :)

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