Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 5 Days

Vlasic added an assist and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's shutout victory over Carolina.

Vlasic remains the most pivotal part of the San Jose blue line, but his fantasy numbers aren't going to blow you away. He logs a solid number of minutes, consistently in the low 20s, and gets a few shots, but his six points in the first 20 games is kind of what you're going to get with him.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 1 Month

Vlasic kicked off the Sharks' scoring Saturday against the Jets with a goal less than four minutes into the action.

Vlasic was credited with the tally when his shot from the point deflected off a Jets defenseman and into the goal. The Canadian Olympian is valued primarily for his contributions on his own end, but with two points and a plus-3 rating through two games, he's been a prime asset for fantasy owners in the early going.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 2 Months

Vlasic (knee) has been practicing in full for the Sharks as of late, Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Vlasic has been practicing next to Justin Braun on the first pairing through most of camp, as the Sharks look to create a larger role for a player who garnered Norris Trophy votes a season earlier. Though he's highly adept on his own end, Vlasic lacks the scoring aptitude of some of the league's other premier blueliners, which inhibits his value in fantasy. There should be more of an opportunity for him to find time on the power play this season now that Dan Boyle is departed, but it likely won't be a significant enough of a development to dramatically elevated his point total.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 6 Months

Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic feels he will definitely be 100 percent by the start of training camp.

Vlasic suffered apparent head and knee injuries when he was hit by the Kings Jarret Stoll in the first round of this year's playoffs, but he is recovering nicely. Vlasic confirms the head injury is a thing of the past and believes strongly that a bit of time away will get his knee back into game shape. "It's a question of time - it's the exact same injury I had two years ago a the world championships and it takes six to eight weeks to heal," Vlasic said. "If I take care of it now, I should be 100 percent come training camp."

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 6 Months

NBC hockey analyst Keith Jones thinks Marc-Edouard Vlasic's injury was a major reason for San Jose's first-round elimination against the Kings.

"The strongest point I can make is that if Marc-Edouard Vlasic didn't get hurt, the Sharks are playing right now," Jones said. "The Bruins' series changed after [Krejci's injury in 2010]. The same thing happened to San Jose. I can't emphasize that enough, that's how important of a player [Vlasic] is to that team." Jones was referring to Philadelphia's rally from a 3-0 series deficit in 2010 versus Boston and how it was eerily similar to what happened to the Sharks. San Jose is thinking about retooling their roster, but Jones still thinks they are top contenders.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 7 Months

The San Jose Sharks have confirmed that Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) won't play in Game 7.

Vlasic also missed Game 6 on Monday. He has a goal and three points in five playoff games.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 7 Months

Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) shouldn't be expected to play Monday night in Game 6.

He didn't take part in San Jose's morning skate and he doesn't have a locker stall set up in the Sharks' room. There's no timetable in place when Vlasic will be available.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 7 Months

Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) did not practice on Sunday.

Vlasics was injured on Saturday when Jarret Stoll gave him a shot to the head in the first period. Vlasic did not return to the game. "We had a meeting, we had a quick practice - I've got to go deal with that as the next thing, coach Todd McLellan said. "Obviously he didn't skate today, so he may make the trip and we'll see how he is tomorrow." There should be an update later today.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 7 Months

Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) is questionable for Game 6 on Monday.

Vlasic took a shot to the head, courtesy of the Kings Jarret Stoll in the first period Saturday and did not return. "He didn't return after the blow he took to the head from Stoll," coach Todd McLellan said after the game. "He's got an upper body injury. You can call it that." The injury really hurt the Sharks who played the remainder of the game with only five defensemen. Stay tuned.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 7 Months

Marc-Eduord Vlasic suffered an upper-body injury Saturday night.

The Sharks defenseman was hit in the head by Jarrett Stoll, the latter receiving a roughing penalty, in the first period. Vlasic played just 5:38. Coach Todd McLellan is unsure whether Vlasic would be available for Game 6. He has three points in the playoffs, and put up 24 in 81 games this season.