Kevin Labanc Stats
- Height / Weight
- 71 / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/12/1995 (28)
Kevin Labanc Last 10 Games
Kevin Labanc News
San Jose Sharks forward Kevin Labanc (upper body) will not be in the lineup Wednesday when the club visits the Seattle Kraken. The winger was the victim of a slew foot at the hands of Vancouver Canucks forward Nils Hoglander on Monday and suffered an upper-body injury that will cost him at least one game. His latest injury adds to a frustrating season for a player who appeared to break out with 56 points at age 23 in the 2018-19 season. Labanc has just two assists and a minus-eight rating along with only 18 shots in 13 games on the season. He rebounded somewhat with 15 goals and 33 points on a poor Sharks offense last season but has once again struggled to produce in what should be his prime NHL seasons.
San Jose Sharks forward Kevin Labanc will suit up for his season debut Thursday night at home against the Boston Bruins. It was reported earlier on Thursday that Labanc would be placed on waivers after being a healthy scratch for the club's first three games of the season but in a turn of events, Labanc will make his season and avoid waivers altogether. The 27-year-old seemed to break out with 17 goals and 56 points across 82 games as a 23-year-old in the 2018-19 season but has since struggled to maintain that production. He has recorded just 18 goals and 39 points across 93 games over the last two seasons and has clearly fallen out of favor with the Sharks to begin the 2023-24 campaign.
San Jose Sharks winger Kevin Labanc (personal) will re-enter the lineup Thursday against St. Louis. He was unavailable for Tuesday's clash with Montreal as Labanc expected the birth of his son. With Timo Meier now out of town, Labanc is the fourth-highest scorer among Sharks forwards, having recorded 25 points across 51 outings. Labanc has already gotten usage on the first line and could get to play an even bigger role after Meier's departure, although his first aim will be to lock up a regular spot in the lineup. The 27-year-old has been a healthy scratch multiple times since the turn of the year and Sharks head coach David Quinn doesn't tend to have much patience with Labanc.
San Jose Sharks winger Kevin Labanc is set to end a four-game stint in the press box Tuesday against Pittsburgh. He will replace Jonah Gadjovich (upper body) in the lineup. Having earned 25 points in 45 games, Labanc is the team's sixth-highest scorer, but something in his play has clearly irked head coach David Quinn, who has played Labanc in only two of the last 10 games. The 27-year-old re-enters the lineup only as a fourth-liner as well, so Labanc currently finds himself in a very tough spot.