SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek needs surgery for torn ligaments in his right knee.
General manager Doug Wilson said Thursday that Simek tore his ACL and MCL after a hit in Tuesday night's win against Winnipeg.
Simek has one goal and eight assists in 41 games this season. He has mostly been paired with Brent Burns.
The first-place Sharks have depth at defense and will move Joakim Ryan into the lineup. Erik Karlsson remains sidelined by a groin injury but is expected to be healthy for the playoffs.
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