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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Sharks Dahlen suffers first-period injury vs Washington Capitals

SAN JOSE – Sharks winger Jonathan Dahlen was injured in the first round of Saturday’s game with the Washington Capitals at the SAP Center.

Dahlen came back to start the second period and skated for two innings before heading back to the Sharks’ dressing room.

Dahlen was trying to control the puck behind the Capitals net when he was hit by Washington defenseman John Carlson. Exactly a second later, Dahlen grabbed his left shoulder and then grabbed the back of the Washington net with his right hand for support.

With the play on the ice, Dahlen then headed straight to the Sharks’ bench and headed back to the team’s dressing room. Play was dead in this period with 6:39 remaining.

Dahlen, a rookie, came on Saturday with nine points from 15 games and has been in the Sharks’ top line with Logan Couture since the start of training camp in September. Dahlen has also been a fixture on the Sharks’ power play and averages 14:38 of ice time per game.

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The Capitals took a 1–0 lead when Dahlen’s injury hit a goal by Conor Sherri at 2:17 of the first period.

Washington then took a two-goal lead at 13:58 on a power-play goal by Alex Ovechkin. With Marc-Edouard Vlasic serving a delayed game penalty, Ovechkin took a pass from Carlsen and slapped a slap from the top of the circle to Sharks goalkeeper Edin Hill for his 13th goal of the season and the 743th goal of his career. threw away.

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