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NHL roundup: Sharks' Havlat out for Game 4

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San Jose Sharks right wing Martin Havlat, who returned from a five-game absence to play in Game 3 of the series against the Los Angeles Kings, will be sidelined again for Tuesday's Game 4 with a lower-body injury.

Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told reporters Monday he wasn't sure whether Havlat aggravated the same injury he suffered during the opening game of the Vancouver series.

Havlat, 32, had eight goals and 10 assists in 40 games during the regular season. He has no points in two postseason games.

Forward Tim Kennedy could re-enter the lineup after playing Game 2 before being scratched from Game 3.

---- Three team captains, Los Angeles' Dustin Brown, Chicago's Jonathan Toews, and Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson have been announced as the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award nominees.

The award is for "the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice during the regular season."

---The Anaheim Ducks have agreed to terms with center William Karlsson on a three-year entry-level deal.

Karlsson, 20, was Anaheim's second-round pick in the 2011 draft. He won this year's Swedish Elite League rookie of the year honor, collecting four goals and 24 assists in 50 games with HV71.

--- The Nashville Predators announced they signed forward Mark Van Guilder to a two-year, $550,000 contract.

Van Guilder, 29, spent his fourth season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL and ranked fifth on the team with 14 goals, and tied for fifth with 32 points.

---Hall-of-Fame goalie Patrick Roy is a candidate for the vacant head coaching position with the Colorado Avalanche, The Denver Post reported.

He was offered Colorado's head coaching job in 2009 before turning it down.

--Wojtek Wolski, who played a limited role for the Washington Capitals this past season, signed with Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod in the Kontinental Hockey League, according to the Washington Post.
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