SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek needs surgery for torn ligaments in his right knee.

General manager Doug Wilson said Thursday that Simek tore his ACL and MCL following popular Tuesday night’s win against Winnipeg.

Simek has one goal and eight assists in 41 games this year. He has been paired using Brent Burns.

The Firstplace Sharks have depth at defense and can move Joakim Ryan in to the lineup. Erik Karlsson remains sidelined with a groin injury but will be fit for the playoffs.