Sharks' Havlat Out Thursday: Martin Havlat (groin) is out for Thursday's game against the Kings, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. (Updated 5/24/13)
Groin - (Updated - 5/19/13)
This will be the second straight game Martin Havlat has missed due to the groin injury. He remains day-to-day. (Updated 5/24/13).
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.
05/21/2013 07:22 Havlat Back In Lineup For Sharks
Coach Todd McLellan has confirmed that Havlat will be in the lineup Saturday against Los Angeles, NHL.com reports.This is a big return for San Jose as the Sharks are still down forwards Raffi Torres (suspension) and Adam Burish (hand).
05/21/2013 07:22 Sharks' Havlat Plans to Play Saturday
Havlat (groin) told the San Jose coaching staff "he's a go" for Saturday's Game 3 against Los Angeles, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.We'll make a follow-up note if/when Havlat is officially allowed to play, but it seems that at the very least he's lobbying his coaches to let him on the ice Saturday. It appears as if he'll play.
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)