Sharks' Havlat Sits Out Game 7: Martin Havlat (groin) sat out Tuesday's season-ending loss to the Kings. (Updated 5/28/13)
Groin - (Updated - 5/19/13)
The injury limited Martin Havlat to just two games in these playoffs, and though he's not the scorer he once was, the Sharks' offense certainly missed him. (Updated 5/28/13).
05/28/2013 18:02 Sharks' Havlat Questionable For Game 7
Havlat (groin) is questionable for Tuesday's Game 7 against the Kings, NHL.com reports.The winger hasn't suited up since May 18, but could be available for the Sharks on Tuesday. Havlat registered a line of 8/10/18 in 40 games with San Jose during the regular season, but has failed to register a point in two playoff contests.
05/26/2013 17:02 Sharks' Havlat Skating Sunday
Havlat (groin) took to the ice for the first time since suffering a groin injury on May 18, CSN Bay Area reports.Havlat was able to skate lightly in full gear and take some shots, but he remains out with a groin injury. The fact that he doesn't even have a locker in the team's locker room is a telling sign that he may be a ways away from returning to game action.
05/23/2013 15:52 Sharks' Havlat Out Thursday
Havlat (groin) is out for Thursday's game against the Kings, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.This will be the second straight game Havlat has missed due to the groin injury. He remains day-to-day.
05/21/2013 07:24 Sharks Havlat Out On Tuesday
Havlat (groin) won't play in Tuesday's Game 4 against the Kings, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.Kurz adds that he'd be shocked to see Havlat play again in the Sharks' second-round series against Los Angeles, which the team trails 2-1.
05/21/2013 07:22 Sharks' Havlat Hurt Again
Havlat (groin) took regular shifts in the first period of Saturday's game, but did not return after the first intermission, according to the broadcast team on TSN.How many body parts can a Havlat hurt if a Havlat could hurt body parts? The guy is cursed. Don't hold your breath this time.
There aren't many guarantees in life ... death, taxes and, of course, a Marty Martin Havlat injury. Poor guy. And those injuries have meant he's just never been able to live up to the lofty expectations of his youth. His game is built on electric speed, but it's hard to gauge how much last year's torn hamstring tendon will take off his game. He's not exactly conscientious in his own zone, so he needs the perfect linemates to ensure a healthy marriage for his skills. Draft him with caution again this year. We think he'll probably miss a good 20 games and his production will come in bursts, but he will also deliver you 20-plus goals and 50-plus points. Those potential numbers are great in formats that factor production on a per-game basis. (Updated 8/14/12)