Labanc healthy scratch vs. Flames: ‘He needs to be better'


A tough season for Kevin Labanc is going to get tougher tonight.

This morning, San Jose Sharks head coach Bob Boughner announced that Labanc would be a healthy scratch tonight versus the Calgary Flames.

This will be the seventh game that Labanc has missed in this young season: The winger missed five games in November because he was in COVID protocol, and after slew-footing Tyler Bozak on Nov. 18, he was suspended for the next game against the Capitals.

“He needs to be better,” Boughner declared. “It’s a coach’s decision. It’s not an injury.”

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