The Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will renew their rivalry Monday night, in their first matchup since Erik Karlsson's suspension.
The defenseman was suspended two games for hitting Kings wigner Austin Wagner in the head on Dec. 22. Karlsson told reporters on Dec. 23 he had a "clear consience" and thought he "did everything within the rules, but unfortunately, some people didn't think that I did."
Wagner left that game with what the Kings termed an "upper-body injury," and Karlsson told reporters he hoped Wagner was OK. The winger returned to the Kings lineup on Dec. 27, and has played in five of their six games since.
The Kings just snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, and have won six of their last nine overall. The Sharks, meanwhile, have won four of five since returning to action after the holiday break. That includes a statement win over the NHL-leading Lightning on Saturday.
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