Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
2 weeks ago

Vlasic (upper body) will return to the lineup Wednesday night against he visiting Lightning, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic San Francisco reports.

EDGE Analysis

If you're seeking a no-frills blueliner who's deployed in all situations, Vlasic is your guy. Plus, he's averaging one point for every three games played this season, which isn't too shabby for a defenseman.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
2 weeks ago

Vlasic (upper body) could return to the lineup Wednesday night against the Lightning after telling reporters that he passed a baseline test over the weekend, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic San Francisco reports.

EDGE Analysis

It looks as though Vlasic is not in much of a pickle regarding his injury status. He scored his first goal of the season last Wednesday, which also happened to the game in which his injury surfaced. The two-way defense is best reserved for deep fantasy leagues or those with a heavy weight on defensive categories like blocked shots.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
3 weeks ago

Vlasic (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

Vlasic is still feeling the effects of the high hit he took from Nashville's Ryan Johansen on Wednesday, so Dylan Demelo will occupy his spot in the lineup against Anaheim. The Sharks should release another update on the veteran blueliner's status ahead of Wednesday game against the Lightning.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
3 weeks ago

Vlasic (upper body) did not practice Friday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vlasic took a high hit from Ryan Johansen on Wednesday, and has been considered questionable for Saturday since. The fact Pickles couldn't practice Friday is definitely a discouraging sign.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
3 weeks ago

Vlasic is considered questionable against the Ducks on Saturday after taking a high hit from Nashville's Ryan Johansen, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the league won't be doling out any additional punishment for Johansen, fans no doubt will question the legality of the hit. If the blueliner can't give it a go, Dylan DeMelo would seem to be the most likely candidate to slot into the game-day lineup.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
3 weeks ago

Vlasic sank a power-play goal Wednesday in a 4-1 home win over the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

The was Pickles' first goal and man-advantage point of the young season, and it happened to transpire in a game for which he'd logged his least amount of ice time (15:55). Vlasic is a well-rounded blueliner, but he doesn't stand out in any specific category, which means he's best utilized in roto leagues and by those with deep rosters.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
1 month ago

Vlasic has recorded one assist to counter a minus-2 rating through four games this season.

EDGE Analysis

It's not the best of starts for the man they call "Pickles," but the Sharks have only one win and a minus-6 goal differential so far, suggesting that this is more of a systematic problem. Expect Sharks coach Peter DeBoer to do whatever it takes to get Vlasic back on track, though, as Team Teal invested serious money in the Canadian rearguard this summer -- he landed an eight-year, $56 million extension.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
5 months ago

Vlasic inked an eight-year, $56 million contract extension with the Sharks on Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vlasic has contributed consistently for the Sharks since making his way to the NHL in 2006-07. With just one year remaining on his previous deal with San Jose, the club opted to keep him off the free-agent market next season by signing the 30-year-old blueliner to a massive extension. The deal will keep him in San Jose through the 2024-25 season, potentially making him a lifetime Shark.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
7 months ago

Vlasic will join Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vlasic not only saw a dip in production -- 28 points this season compared to 39 in 2015-16 -- but saw nearly two minutes less of ice time versus last year. The 30-year-old registered three helpers -- two of which came on the power play -- during the playoffs, yet couldn't help his team avoid a first-round exit.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic
D SJ
7 months ago

Vlasic picked up a pair of assists with a plus-1 rating, three blocked shots and a minor penalty in Game 1 against the Oilers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Vlasic posted a goal with 11 assists and a plus-14 rating in 24 playoff games last season and he is off to a great start in the postseason this year. While he managed just 28 points in the regular season, Vlasic seems to elevate his game in the playoffs. Consider him a nice mid-tier DFS value heading into Game 2 against the Oilers.