Defenceman Erik Karlsson will miss at least two months after undergoing surgery on his left forearm, the San Jose Sharks announced Tuesday.
Karlsson had the surgery on Monday to repair a small muscle tear. He will be re-evaluated in mid-March.
The 31-year-old has eight goals and 26 points in 33 games this season, his fourth with the Sharks. He had eight goals and 22 points in 52 games last season.
A veteran of 821 games with the Sharks and Ottawa Senators, Karlsson has 151 goals and 651 points over his NHL career.