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Marc-Edouard Vlasic | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Marc-Edouard Vlasic might get a chance to play more with the man advantage in 2014-15.
Vlasic averaged just 42 seconds per game worth of power-play ice time last season. He's emerged as one of the league's top defensemen, but that hasn't translated to standard fantasy leagues because he hasn't stood out offensively. If he starts playing a bigger role with the man advantage than that might change. Sep 17 - 8:49 AM

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Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic feels he will definitely be 100 percent by the start of training camp.

Vlasic suffered apparent head and knee injuries when he was hit by the Kings Jarret Stoll in the first round of this year's playoffs, but he is recovering nicely. Vlasic confirms the head injury is a thing of the past and believes strongly that a bit of time away will get his knee back into game shape. "It’s a question of time – it’s the exact same injury I had two years ago a the world championships and it takes six to eight weeks to heal," Vlasic said. "If I take care of it now, I should be 100 percent come training camp."
Jun 10 - 9:16 PM

NBC hockey analyst Keith Jones thinks Marc-Edouard Vlasic's injury was a major reason for San Jose's first-round elimination against the Kings.

"The strongest point I can make is that if Marc-Edouard Vlasic didn't get hurt, the Sharks are playing right now," Jones said. "The Bruins' series changed after [Krejci's injury in 2010]. The same thing happened to San Jose. I can't emphasize that enough, that's how important of a player [Vlasic] is to that team." Jones was referring to Philadelphia's rally from a 3-0 series deficit in 2010 versus Boston and how it was eerily similar to what happened to the Sharks. San Jose is thinking about retooling their roster, but Jones still thinks they are top contenders.
Jun 9 - 5:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks have confirmed that Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) won't play in Game 7.

Vlasic also missed Game 6 on Monday. He has a goal and three points in five playoff games.
Apr 30 - 2:06 PM

Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) shouldn't be expected to play Monday night in Game 6.

He didn't take part in San Jose's morning skate and he doesn't have a locker stall set up in the Sharks' room. There's no timetable in place when Vlasic will be available.
Apr 28 - 3:18 PM

Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) did not practice on Sunday.

Vlasics was injured on Saturday when Jarret Stoll gave him a shot to the head in the first period. Vlasic did not return to the game. "We had a meeting, we had a quick practice – I've got to go deal with that as the next thing, coach Todd McLellan said. "Obviously he didn't skate today, so he may make the trip and we'll see how he is tomorrow." There should be an update later today.
Apr 28 - 10:48 AM

Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) is questionable for Game 6 on Monday.

Vlasic took a shot to the head, courtesy of the Kings Jarret Stoll in the first period Saturday and did not return. "He didn't return after the blow he took to the head from Stoll," coach Todd McLellan said after the game. "He's got an upper body injury. You can call it that." The injury really hurt the Sharks who played the remainder of the game with only five defensemen. Stay tuned.
Apr 27 - 9:13 AM

Marc-Edouard Vlasic suffered an upper-body injury Saturday night.

The Sharks defenseman was hit in the head by Jarrett Stoll, the latter receiving a roughing penalty, in the first period. Vlasic played just 5:38. Coach Todd McLellan is unsure whether Vlasic would be available for Game 6. He has three points in the playoffs, and put up 24 in 81 games this season.
Apr 27 - 1:25 AM

Marc-Edouard Vlasic suffered an undisclosed injury in the first period against the Kings.

The Sharks defenseman was on the wrong side of a Jarrett Stoll roughing penalty. Vlasic has not been seen since 14:09 of the first period. He played 5:38 and was a minus-one. The important blueliner has three points in the playoffs.
Apr 26 - 11:15 PM

Marc-Edouard Vlasic gained a lot of confidence when he played for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Games.

Vlasic was a Steady Eddie for Team Canada as they won the Gold Medal. "Being there with those players, playing with the best and playing against the best players helped," Vlasic said. "Playing in the semifinal and final game, where it’s one game and if you lose you have to wait four more years. Just having that experience, being able to bring it here into the playoffs, that's huge. I feel since the Olympics my game has grown, and I have to keep that going here." Vlasic had a goal and an assist in Game 1 and was tied for the team lead with five shots on goal.
Apr 20 - 10:45 AM

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.
Apr 6 - 1:16 AM

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.
Mar 14 - 8:01 PM

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.
Feb 28 - 9:39 PM

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.
Source: cbc.ca
Feb 17 - 7:13 PM

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.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 12 - 1:46 PM

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