Erik Karlsson missed San Jose Sharks season opener to meet newborn daughter

first_imgKarlsson posted a photo of himself and his family — all decked out in hospital scrubs — on Instagram to celebrate the occasion and announce his daughter’s birth. San Jose Sharks fans were shocked to learn Wednesday that Erik Karlsson would not play in the team’s season opener against the Vegas Golden Knights so he could “attend to a personal matter.”On Thursday, the superstar defenseman revealed the source of his absence: his wife, Melinda Karlsson, gave birth to a baby girl. View this post on Instagramcenter_img To my beautiful wife for doing everything in her power to bring our beautiful little baby girl in to this world, never have I met a more determined or stronger person than you. It hasn’t been easy but after the rain finally our little rainbow arrived. Love you both more than I could ever imagine.A post shared by Erik Karlsson (@erikkarlsson65) on Oct 3, 2019 at 6:16pm PDT”To my beautiful wife for doing everything in her power to bring our beautiful little baby girl in to this world, never have I met a more determined or stronger person than you,” Karlsson wrote in the caption. “It hasn’t been easy but after the rain finally our little rainbow arrived. Love you both more than I could ever imagine.”Erik and Melinda Karlsson’s first child, a boy named Axel, was stillborn in March 2018.last_img

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