Monday February 9th, 2015

The San Jose Sharks have placed defender Marc-Edouard Vlasic on injured reserve with an upper body injury, the team announced on Sunday.

The Sharks' alternate captain will be out at least the next two games, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area

Vlasic's injury was reported as an upper body issue by head coach Todd McLellan, but the defender said he was feeling ill which led to him being a late scratch against the Calgary Flames over the weekend. 

“I wasn’t feeling well before the game," Vlasic said. "Still not feeling well right now.”

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McLellan tells the story a little differently and would not elaborate on the injury citing team policy on discussing injuries.

“It’s upper body, so however he wants to tell you," McLellan said. "I’m not changing the way we make announcements as far as injuries go. Pickles won’t play tomorrow. We’ll evaluate what happens after that."

Vlasic will miss games against the Calgary Flames and Washington Capitals. He will be eligible to return on Friday against Arizona. 

The 27-year-old has played his entire career for the Sharks since being a second-round pick in the 2005 draft. He has six goals and 11 assists this season.

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