Erik Karlsson is reportedly returning to the Sharks.
The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun said the unrestricted free agent signed an eight-year deal worth at least $11 million per season to come back to San Jose.
Further to @TSNBobMcKenzie's report on Erik Karlsson, I'm told the deal is indeed done: 8 years max deal, north of $11 million per season... the Sharks with a huge move in keeping the superstar D from hitting the market.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 17, 2019
TSN's Bob McKenzie reported earlier that "all signs" were pointing to the defenseman returning.
Karlsson struggled with injuries during his first season with the Sharks but still managed to post 45 points (three goals, 42 assists) in 53 regular-season games. He recorded 16 points in 19 playoff games.
More to come …