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Vlasic: ‘I should be 100 percent come training camp’

Jun 10, 2014, 9:23 PM EST

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Marc-Edouard Vlasic‘s Stanley Cup playoff finished sooner than that of his San Jose Sharks teammates, after suffering injuries in Game 5 of the first round against the L.A. Kings. But, the good news is that it appears he’ll be ready for training camp.

Vlasic suffered an upper-body injury after taking a forearm to the head from Kings’ forward Jarret Stoll. He didn’t play for the remainder of the series. According to the San Jose Mercury News, he also suffered a sprain MCL on the play, and that is the injury that appears to have lingered around a little longer.

But, based on Vlasic’s comments, there is reason for optimism for the steady 27-year-old defenseman.

“It’s a question of time – it’s the exact same injury I had two years ago (at) the world championships and it takes six to eight weeks to heal,” Vlasic told the San Jose Mercury News.

“If I take care of it now, I should be 100 percent come training camp.”

The Sharks, despite being up 3-0 and in a position to complete the sweep, went on to lose the first-round series to the Kings.

Their failure two months ago has opened up the possibility of massive change regarding some of their top forwards, including Joe Thornton, who may choose to waive his no-movement clause this off-season.

  1. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Jun 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Good news. Would’ve been a real pickle for the Sharks otherwise.

    • lowenni - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:03 PM

      ha. ha.

    • 311sucks - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      youuuuu dirty dawg.

  2. broadstreetbeatdown - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Vlasic’s loss was huge for SJ. Good to hear he’ll be ready for the start of next season.

  3. sjsharks66 - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Good to hear. Vlasic is a beast of a d man! Easily the Sharks number 1.

  4. isphet71 - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    It was pretty amazing how quickly the Sharks’ playoff run went from sweet to dill without him.

    • titansrbeast - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      I see what you did there…

  5. sharksfan97 - Jun 11, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    A head shot from Jarret Stoll? No way!? (Heavy sarcasm)

  6. skr213 - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Great news for sure. Glad he finally started to get some recognition around the league this year.

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