Sharks' Erik Karlsson undergoes forearm surgery, out at least until mid-March

San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson looks on during the third period against the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (Darren Yamashita/AP)

The San Jose Sharks announced that defenceman Erik Karlsson underwent successful forearm surgery on Monday.

The procedure was set to repair a muscle tear in the Swede's left forearm. Sharks medical staff will re-evaluate Karlsson's injury in mid-March.

In his fourth season with San Jose, the 31-year-old picked up eight goals and 18 assists in 33 games.

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