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      Karlsson (illness) missed practice Friday and is hopeful to play Saturday vs. Vegas.

      Karlsson was the only surprise absent player at Pittsburgh's practice Friday as he missed it due to illness and will hope to be good to go for Saturday as the Penguins head to Vegas. The 33-year-old was acquired by Pittsburgh in a blockbuster deal during the offseason after winning the Norris Trophy in 2022-23 and has a decent seven goals, 31 points, 102 SOG, 24 PIMs and +10 plus/minus through 42 games played.

      Source: Matt Vensel 01/19/24, 4:24 pm EST

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      The Penguins acquired Erik Karlsson in a three-way trade with the Sharks and Canadiens.

      Karlsson was acquired by Pittsburgh as part of a massive blockbuster trade with involves both San Jose and Montreal. The 33-year-old defensemen is fresh off of winning the 2022-23 Norris Trophy after a season which saw him surpass 100+ points for the first time in his career with 25 goals, 76 assists, 209 SOG, 36 PIMs and a -26 plus/minus through 82 games with San Jose last season. The addition of the superstar brings 178 goals and 761 points in 920 games alongside three Norris Trophies to the Penguins' blue line.

      Source: Frank Seravalli 08/9/23, 2:24 pm EST

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      Karlsson underwent surgery to repair a small muscle tear in his left forearm and will be re-evaluated in mid-March.

      Karlsson underwent surgery to repair a small muscle tear in his left forearm on Monday and will miss at least 6-to-7 weeks. This is a terrible break for Karlsson, who was having a resurgent year, scoring eight goals with 18 assists (26 points) in 33 games. Ryan Merkley will likely remain with the Sharks with Karlsson out.

      Source: San Jose Sharks 01/25/22, 12:02 pm EST

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