SAN JOSE Marty Havlat will have to wait until Tuesday before he and the Sharks know how much time the winger will miss with a left leg injury.
One thing is for sure Havlat, who is still not able to put much weight on the leg, will not play when the Sharks host the Tampa Bay Lightning at HP Pavilion on Wednesday night. He was hurt midway through the third period of Saturdays 3-2 win over Edmonton while hopping over the boards, on what he called a stupid fluke play.
Skate got caught. It was just quick, and I felt pain so I couldnt even get up, Havlat said on Monday from Sharks Ice. I had to get off right away.
In what could possibly be considered a good sign, Havlat said he didnt feel anything pop when his left leg buckled underneath him and he had to be helped to the locker room.
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No, just pain. Thats all, he said.
Havlat was seen leaving HP Pavilion after Saturdays game with the aid of a walking stick.
The injury comes at a time when the inconsistent Havlat appeared to be playing some of his best hockey of the season. He had two assists on Thursday against Colorado, and scored the first goal of the game against Edmonton his second overall and first even strength goal of the year.
He had two pretty good games together on that line that was clicking pretty good, said Todd McLellan. But, you dont pick and choose when you get injured, and any time someone gets injured or bumped or bruised, its always bad timing.