Demers out indefinitely

Demers out indefinitely
April 23, 2013, 11:45 am
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In 22 games this season, Jason Demers has one goal and two assists for three points and 10 penalty minutes. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

SAN JOSE – Sharks defenseman Jason Demers is out indefinitely with a sprained left ankle, a source informed CSNCalifornia.com on Tuesday.

Demers, who was hurt in a game on April 18 against Minnesota, was seen leaving HP Pavilion in a walking boot on his left foot on Tuesday morning. On Monday, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan ruled him out for Tuesday’s game against Dallas and Wednesday’s game in Phoenix.

Demers missed the first seven games of the season with wrist injury suffered in Europe during the lockout, and more recently missed four games from March 30 – April 5 with a head injury from on a hit by Detroit's Cory Emmerton on March 28.

In 22 games this season, Demers has one goal and two assists for three points and 10 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old is a pending restricted free agent this summer.

The Sharks have seven other defensemen on their roster, including Scott Hannan, who was acquired from Nashville at the trade deadline and took Demers' place in the lineup on Sunday against Columbus. Rookie Matt Tennyson, who has played in three games, is also an option.