Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 11 Days

Marc-Edouard Vlasic fired a game-high six shots on goal in the Sharks' 3-0 loss to the Predators on Saturday night.

On the flip side, he also finished a minus-two in the loss. Vlasic is a solid blueliner, though he doesn't offer a lot of offensive upside; he has five goals and 24 points this season. Patrick Marleau was on the ice for all three goals against.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 1 Month

Marc-Eduoard Vlasic managed just one point in the 14 contests preceding the Olympics, but has notched five points in the eight games since his return from Sochi.

The Canadian gold medalist has also posted 14 penalty minutes and a +11 rating in helping the Sharks to a 6-1-1 record since the Olympic break. The 26 year-old is owned in just 35% of Yahoo fantasy leagues.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 2 Months

Marc-Eduoard Vlasic notched an assist in his return from Sochi during San Jose's 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Friday night.

Vlasic now has four goals and 20 points through 61 games this season.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 2 Months

Team Canada blueliner Marc-Edouard Vlasic is a much better player than people realize, according to coach Mike Babcock.

When asked about the San Jose defender, Babcock responded by saying "I just told somebody this morning that Vlasic is way better than everybody knows. He's a really, really good player. (Drew) Doughty gets to do anything he wants and Vlasic is always in a great spot. He's a good defender, he's become harder." International tournaments such as the Olympics often allow otherwise unheralded players to jump into the spotlight and Vlasic is likely to be one of those players this time around.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 2 Months

Marc-Edouard Vlasic is projected to get plenty of ice time with Canada at the Winter Olympics.

He's been paired with Drew Doughty during practices. "I'll probably be in more of a defensive role, but whatever it is I'll play the way I have been the last four years," he said. "That's why I'm here." Vlasic is an excellent defensive-minded blueliner and he shuts down the opposition's best players in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 3 Months

The San Jose Sharks changed up their defensive pairings on Saturday.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who is heading to the Olympics as a member of Team Canada, played alongside Jason Demers while Brad Stuart and Justin Braun were a unit. Dan Boyle and Scott Hannan were the final pairing. Vlasic has four goals and 17 points this season with a plus-12 rating in 46 games.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 4 Months

Marc-Edouard Vlasic returned in the second period Saturday after missing the last eight minutes of the first period.

There was no word as to what the injury was for Vlasic. He has four goals and 13 points in 33 games with a plus-nine rating. He has a shot to play for Canada at the Olympics as well as they are considering him.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 6 Months

Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored his third goal of the season on Wednesday.

Not bad for the defenseman who managed to score only three goals and seven points in 48 games last season. He has surpassed that this season with 10 points in 13 games as he has finally shown the offensive game everyone thought he had when he was drafted in 2005 in the second round.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 6 Months

Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic doesn't know if he's doing anything differently but his offense has improved, one of the reasons his coaches think the San Jose Sharks are off to such a hot start.

In 10 games, Vlasic has two goals and six assists for eight points. Last season, the 26-year-old had seven points in 48 games. His best numbers came in 2008-09 when he scored 36 points in 82 games. He is well ahead of that pace. In other words, he may not be a bad fantasy acquisition if he's available in your league.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SAN 11 Months

Marc-Edouard Vlasic had been playing with a hairline fracture in his right foot since Game 4.

He told ESPN and TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that his foot required freezing so that he could continue playing. "But lots of guys in this room were playing hurt, just like the Kings," Vlasic said after Tuesday night's Game 7 loss to Los Angeles. "It's no excuse."