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Sharks won't send Vlasic back to juniors

Updated: October 24, 2006, 12:59 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Marc-Edouard Vlasic, the San Jose Sharks' promising 19-year-old defenseman, has earned a roster spot with the club.

General manager Doug Wilson decided Monday to keep Vlasic with the Sharks instead of sending him back to the Quebec Remparts, his junior team for the last three seasons.

Vlasic helped to lead coach Patrick Roy's team to the Memorial Cup last summer, but the Sharks believe he's ready for bigger challenges after playing well in ...

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