Sharks Rumors & News

  • Sharks explode in second, beat Ducks 6-3

    CSN Bay Area "The way the Pacific Division standings are shaping up, there’s a decent chance the Sharks could face the top seeded Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. From San Jose’s perspective, that may not be such a bad thing. The Sharks blitzed past the Ducks on Thursday night..." January 30

  • Sharks' Marleau finding his scoring touch again

    CSN Bay Area "There haven’t been too many NHL goal-scorers as consistent as Patrick Marleau over the last few years. In fact, entering the 2014-15 season, only Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin and Corey Perry had more than Marleau’s 199 over the previous six seasons. So when the 35-year-old only had seven goals..." January 30

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Sharks' Kennedy suffers fourth injury of the season

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Tyler Kennedy will miss the game against Anaheim on Thursday with a lower body injury, coach Todd McLellan revealed on Wednesday. Kennedy skated on Tuesday in the Sharks’ first practice after the Olympic break, but was not on the ice on Wednesday. “He skated well yesterday,..." January 28

  • Sharks Sign Forward Nikita Jevpalovs

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Nikita Jevpalovs (YEFF-pell-uhvs) to an entry-level contract. Jevpalovs, 20, has recorded 71 points (38-33=71) and 24 penalty minutes in 45 games with Blainville-Boisbriand..." January 27

  • Brent Burns a ‘free spirit on the ice’ for the Sharks

    Pro Hockey Talk "If there was an award for the most interesting man in the National Hockey League, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks would definitely be in contention. That untamed facial hair and missing teeth are only a start. There’s his sense of fashion that also separates him from other hockey players. He..." January 24

  • Sharks put together complete effort in win over Kings

    CSN Bay Area "It was a preview of the Stadium Series game at Levi’s Stadium in one month, but Wednesday’s Sharks-Kings game at SAP Center was also a matchup of two teams desperately trying to win their final game before the All-Star break after weeks of inconsistency. The Sharks came out on top, outplaying..." January 22

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in NHL.com All-Star draft

    NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Sharks' Hertl more comfortable since move to center

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl can't say he wasn't warned about the danger of a sophomore slump. As a rookie last season, Hertl scored six goals in his first three games, including four against the New York Rangers. He had 15 goals and 25 points in his first 32 games before damaging two..." January 21

  • Devils centers lead 5-2 victory over Sharks

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mike Cammalleri scored his team-leading 15th goal of the season as the Devils went into the NHL All-Star break by defeating the San Jose Sharks, 5-2, Monday night at SAP Center. The game was tied, 2-2, when Cammalleri scored on the power play at 14:45 of the second period. Travis Zajac and..." January 20

  • Braun, Wingels injured in Sharks’ loss

    San Francisco Chronicle "It turns out that losing to an inferior opponent Monday is the least of the Sharks’ problems. Head coach Todd McLellan revealed after a 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils that defenseman Justin Braun and right winger Tommy Wingels were injured and will be out “a little while.” Braun blocked a..." January 20

  • Scott Gomez and Martin Havlat on their uncomfortable returns to San Jose

    Newark Star-Ledger "It will, Scott Gomez admits, be a strange return to a city where he thought his NHL career might end. San Jose does not hold many fond hockey memories for the Devils' center. "It was weird. It was something in life I went through," Gomez told NJ Advance Media, searching for the positive..." January 18

  • Patrick Marleau ends goal drought as Sharks upend Maple Leafs

    San Jose Mercury News "Patrick Marleau managed to avoid the longest goal-drought of his career Thursday night. He drove the net, threw a 15-foot backhand into the crease, then watched the puck pinball around for what proved to be the winning goal as the Sharks opened their seven-game homestand with a 3-1 victory over..." January 16

  • Injured Shark Raffi Torres 'has a long way to go' before returning, coach says

    San Jose Mercury News "Injured Sharks forward Raffi Torres skated on his own before his teammates took the ice for Wednesday's practice, but do not expect to see him in the lineup anytime in the near future. "It's an individual that's on the ice, on his own just to experiment with it," coach Todd McLellan said. "But..." January 15

  • Sharks hold off Coyotes, snap two-game skid

    CSN Bay Area "If the Sharks are going to claim a playoff spot, taking care of the league’s lesser opponents will be a necessity. That includes Arizona. On Tuesday, they got past the Coyotes thanks to Brenden Dillon’s first goal since he was acquired by San Jose, winning 3-2. Dillon’s wrist shot from the..." January 14

  • Sharks' Burns selected to play in NHL All-Star Game

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks will have one representative in this year's NHL All-Star Game in Columbus as defenseman Brent Burns has been selected to participate in the Jan. 25 event at Nationwide Arena. It is the second all-star selection for Burns, who is third in the NHL in points among defensemen with 34 and..." January 11

  • Sharks activate C Joe Thornton

    ESPN.com "The San Jose Sharks activated star center Joe Thornton from injured reserve and placed defenseman Mirco Mueller on the injured list prior to Saturday's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers. Thornton recorded one shot on goal and was minus-3 in 17:40 of ice time. "It was a competitive game. It..." January 11

  • Thornton set to return for Sharks vs. Rangers

    CSN Bay Area "Joe Thornton is set to return to the lineup when the Sharks host the New York Rangers on Saturday at SAP Center. Thornton has missed the last four games with a left shoulder injury. “I’ve been taking it easy just trying to get better, and it’s been getting better,” Thornton said after the..." January 10

  • Hertl back in Sharks lineup after being hit by puck while on bench

    San Jose Mercury News "Tomas Hertl didn't mind the 16 to 18 stitches it took to close the cut on his upper lip after he was hit by a puck while sitting on the bench Monday night. "I'm just happy now that I have all my teeth," Hertl said before Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Wild. "That's important for..." January 07

  • Sharks settle in after rough start in Minnesota

    CSN Bay Area "Playing their second game in as many nights, against an opponent coming off of one of the worst losses in franchise history, the Sharks fell behind early and were in trouble. Jason Zucker took advantage of a misplay by Alex Stalock in opening the scoring late in the first period, while Jared..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Sharks' Thornton out at least two more games

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks will have to find a way out of their recent offensive malaise without Joe Thornton, who was placed on injured reserve Sunday and will miss at least the next two games. The Sharks have scored just six 5-on-5 goals in their last six games, including Saturday's 7-2 loss to the St. Louis..." January 05

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Joe Thornton doubtful for Winnipeg tomorrow but should play at some point on the road trip, per Todd McLellan #SJSharks

  • Sharks' enforcer John Scott says little about his suspension

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks enforcer John Scott talked for the first time Friday about his latest run-in with the NHL, but he wasn't ready to share all his thoughts about the four-game suspension. "Nope, every time I have thoughts I usually get in trouble," a smiling Scott said. "It was a suspension, I'm a repeat..." January 04

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    #SJSharks Thornton confirmed out tonight vs. #Blues, McLellan says he’s day-to-day

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    Curtis Pashelka @CurtisPashelka

    Wingels says he's good to go. Niemi starting. #SJSharks

  • Canucks handle Sharks 3-1 to improve on impressive divisional record

    Vancouver Sun "Apparently, this Pacific Division isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The Vancouver Canucks don’t seem to be having much trouble, anyway. In their last game of 2014, the Canucks skated into the Shark Tank and emerged with two points. That’s four in two trips this season. The Canucks got goals..." December 31

  • Sharks Sign Rourke Chartier to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Rourke Chartier to a standard entry-level contract. Chartier, 18, currently leads all Canadian junior players (CHL) in goals (34) and ranks fourth in the Western Hockey League (WHL) in points (53) in 31..." December 31

  • Sharks recall Haley from the AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks will be without enforcer John Scott for the next four games, so they have recalled winger Micheal Haley from the American Hockey League. Scott, a repeat offender in the NHL, was suspended four games on Dec. 24 for a punch that knocked out Anaheim forward Tim Jackman. His..." December 27

  • Sharks' John Scott suspended four games for sucker punch

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's Department of Players Safety has suspended San Jose Sharks forward John Scott four games for punching an unsuspecting opponent. Scott delivered a backhanded punch to Anaheim Ducks defenseman Tim Jackman's jaw Monday night. He was not penalized on the play. This will be Scott's third..." December 25

  • Sharks' John Scott faces hearing over punch

    USA Today "San Jose Sharks tough guy John Scott received the first suspension of the season and is expected to get the next one - all for infractions against the same player. Wednesday, he'll have an afternoon phone hearing over his punch to an unsuspecting forward, the Anaheim Ducks' Tim Jackman. With..." December 24

  • Anaheim Ducks work overtime to defeat the San Jose Sharks

    L.A. Daily News "Ryan Kesler picked his spot carefully Monday at the Honda Center. So did Cam Fowler. So did Rickard Rakell. As a result, the opportunistic Ducks seized a 3-2 overtime victory from the San Jose Sharks, increasing their lead over their Pacific Division rivals to nine points entering the..." December 23

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    Dhiren Mahiban @dcmahiban

    #SJSharks announce Mirco Mueller will play for Team Switzerland at the upcoming #WJC

  • Sharks finish strong, beat Oilers 4-3

    CSN Bay Area "After giving the Oilers their only win in their last 16 games, the Sharks were in danger of losing yet another game to the league’s doormat. Instead, goals by Matt Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow erased a third period deficit in a 4-3 Sharks win on Thursday night at SAP Center. It was San..." December 19

  • Tierney getting another shot at NHL after recall to Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks have high hopes for rookie center Chris Tierney. The 20-year-old recently returned from a stint in Worcester, where he compiled 10 points (1g, 9a) in 12 games for the offensively anemic AHL club. He skated as the fourth line center for the last two Sharks games, wins over Minnesota..." December 18

  • San Jose Sharks unveil their Stadium Series jersey

    USA Today "The San Jose Sharks have had two primary jerseys throughout their history: the all-teal main one and the all-black third jersey. Their Stadium Series jersey will be a two-toned mix of the two. It’s a clean look, a nice compromise between the plain Chicago Blackhawks Winter Classic jersey and..." December 14

  • Sharks beat Wild 2-1

    San Jose Mercury News "Backup goalie Alex Stalock had a big night against his hometown team, and the Sharks used a makeshift lineup featuring five rookies to earn a 2-1 victory Thursday night over the Minnesota Wild. Stalock, who grew up in St. Paul, had never faced the Wild before and also was making a third..." December 12

  • Pavelski still favorite to be next Sharks captain

    CSN Bay Area "Joe Pavelski said on Tuesday morning that he was unaware of a tweet from Sportsnet.ca’s Damien Cox on Monday that the “expectations [are] growing” he’ll be named as Sharks captain at some point this season. While there may or may not be an internal timeline as to the naming of the next captain,..." December 11

  • Sharks' Vlasic may not miss Minnesota game, but Nieto is out

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks coach Todd McLellan said Marc-Edouard Vlasic "looked good and felt good" when he showed up to the team's practice facility Wednesday, providing optimism that San Jose's steadiest defenseman may not miss any games. Vlasic hurt his upper body the previous night after being checked hard..." December 11

  • Sharks' Kennedy out indefinitely, forward on way from AHL

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Tyler Kennedy is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, a team source told CSNBayArea.com on Monday. He has been placed on injured reserve. Kennedy was hurt during the Sharks’ 3-2 win in Calgary on Saturday in the first period, and according to the San Jose Mercury News, was..." December 10

  • Pavelski, Sharks avenge Oilers with 5-2 win

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks got the early lead they were seeking, saw it vanish, but managed to regroup and skate to a 5-2 win over the last place Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night at SAP Center. Joe Pavelski led the offense with two goals, including one on the power play, as the Sharks were forced to play..." December 10

  • Oilers snap 11-game winless skid with 2-1 win over Sharks

    Edmonton Journal "Nobody grabbed a garbage can from behind the bench to parade around the Rexall Place ice Sunday as if it were their Stanley Cup celebration, but there were hugs and hi-fives all around after the Edmonton Oilers won their first NHL game in 28 days. David Perron banked a shot off the leg of San..." December 08

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    David Pollak @PollakOnSharks

    Nieto out with injury, Goodrow in for #SJSharks vs CGY tonight.

  • Sharks back on track but only keeping pace in tough Pacific Division

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks felt they made strides in a number of areas over the last week and are generally upbeat about the present state of their game. But even their three-game win streak didn't do much to improve their standing in what's shaping up to be a brutally difficult Pacific Division. Before their..." December 06

  • Sharks chomp Bruins in 7-4 scoring frenzy

    CSN Bay Area "Tommy Wingels, Tyler Kennedy and Joe Pavelski each scored twice, and the Sharks erased an early two-goal deficit to beat the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at SAP Center, 7-4. The Sharks concluded a six-game homestand with a 3-1-2 mark, after losing the first three. For the first time this..." December 05

  • Encouraging signs in Sharks 2-1 win over Flyers

    CSN Bay Area "There were a number of encouraging aspects to the Sharks’ 2-1 win over the Flyers on Tuesday night at SAP Center, besides the fact that they were finally able to win back-to-back games in regulation for the first time since the opening two games of the 2014-15 season. Of note: *Matt Nieto,..." December 03

  • Sharks Couture leaves game with possible head injury

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks forward Logan Couture left the game and did not return after a shoulder-to-jaw hit by Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl 24 seconds into the third period Tuesday night. Couture was moving the puck out of his own zone when he turned in the right faceoff circle just as Raffl was..." December 03

  • Couture powers through difficult day to lead Sharks past Ducks

    CSN Bay Area "Logan Couture almost didn’t play against the Ducks on Saturday. The Sharks are sure fortunate that he did. Couture’s first period goal gave the Sharks their first lead in five games, and he added a shorthanded marker later in the opening frame to get his team going in a 6-4 Sharks win over..." November 30

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    McLellan on Couture: “He showed up, wasn’t feeling real good. We’ll see how he is at game time. He’s questionable.” #SJSharks

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    McLellan on Couture: “He showed up, wasn’t feeling real good. We’ll see how he is at game time. He’s questionable.” #SJSharks