Sharks' Vlasic Doesn't Need Surgery: Marc-Edouard Vlasic will not need surgery for the hairline fracture in his left foot, as the injury will be able to heal on its own in three-to-six weeks, CSN Bay Area reports. (Updated 5/31/13)
Foot - (Updated - 6/1/13)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic was able to play through his foot injury thanks to pain-killing injections. With ample time to heal, his foot should be fine by training camp. (Updated 5/31/13).
05/31/2013 10:42 Sharks' Vlasic Doesn't Need Surgery
Vlasic will not need surgery for the hairline fracture in his left foot, as the injury will be able to heal on its own in three-to-six weeks, CSN Bay Area reports.Vlasic was able to play through his foot injury thanks to pain-killing injections. With ample time to heal, his foot should be fine by training camp.
05/29/2013 19:12 Sharks' Vlasic (Foot) Played Through Hairline Fracture
Vlasic said following the Tuesday's Game 7 loss to the Kings that he had been playing with a hairline fracture in his right foot since Game 4, ESPN.com reports.In order to remain active for the final half of the series, Vlasic was required to freeze the nerves in his foot before being cleared to play in games. With a full offseason to recover from the injury, his foot should be in tip-top shape for training camp.
05/21/2013 07:20 Vlasic Has Key Goal For Sharks
Vlasic had a goal, three shots, and a plus-1 rating Thursday.Vlasic took a tough hit Thursday, but returned to the game and scored a huge goal for San Jose. It wasn't enough though, as San Jose lost in the closing minutes of the game. With two points in six games during the playoffs, don't look to Vlasic for big fantasy numbers.
Pickles is underrated. His game doesn't stand out in any real way and you rarely hear his name. Such is the life of most super-effective, shutdown defenders. He gets a new partner this year in former Red Wing, Brad Stuart, and this new duo could be one of the best shutdown duos in the Western Conference. Marc-Edouard Vlasic isn't a head hunter; he uses exceptional positioning and a great stick to frustrate his opponents, and he'll probably end up with close to 25 points, too. Oh ya -- don't forget about all those blocked shots. He stopped 171 last year; he could easily approach 200 this time out. (Updated 8/14/12)