Sharks Rumors & News

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    San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks

    #SJSharks reassign @tierney71 to @WorcesterSharks. @TyeMcGinn has been activated from injured reserve.

  • If you want to call the Sharks ‘fragile,’ Todd McLellan won’t disagree

    Pro Hockey Talk "“I think the belief system is not as high as it needs to be. So, if you want to call that fragile, I guess it possibly is.” That was Sharks coach Todd McLellan after last night’s 3-2 loss to Detroit at SAP Center. San Jose is now winless in its last seven home games. To avoid missing the..." February 28

  • Sharks F Logan Couture fined $5,000 for slew-footing

    CBSSports.com "The NHL fined San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture $5,000 for slew-footing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith late in the third period of the the Sharks' 3-2 loss Thursday night. " February 28

  • Sharks' Torres undergoes another surgery, new timetable set

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Raffi Torres underwent another knee surgery, general manager Doug Wilson announced on Thursday. Torres, 33, has missed the 2014-15 regular season as he rehabs. It was revealed over the summer that Torres developed a pair of infections in his surgically repaired knee that..." February 26

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • LeBrun: "Zero talk" of Sharks trading Marleau or Thornton

    Nichols on Hockey "“There’s been zero zero talk of Marleau and Thornton. "They had the one conversation last summer where those guys were about to start a three-year deal that had a full no-move and my understanding is Doug Wilson said to each, ‘Do you guys want to stay?’ “They said, ‘Yes.” “And that’s that." February 21

  • Sharks alter lines, looking to cut down on goals-against

    CSN Bay Area "Often, an NHL coach changes up his team’s forward lines in search of more offense. For Todd McLellan and the Sharks, though, the bigger issue has been defense. The Sharks have surrendered four or more goals in eight of their last 12 games, including 10 goals in the last two games in losses to..." February 19

  • Predators pound Sharks for sixth win in a row

    Tennessean "After winning five white-knuckle games in a row over the past week and a half, the Predators finally took it easy on themselves Tuesday. Instead of going down to the wire yet again, the Predators blew matters wide open in the second period against San Jose, scoring three straight goals en route..." February 18

  • McLellan: Sharks are ‘better led’ without a captain, which somehow isn’t a knock on Thornton

    Pro Hockey Talk "You try and figure out the Sharks. On Wednesday, head coach Todd McLellan had an, ahem, interesting take on his club’s leadership-by-committee approach, saying it was in a better position this year than last, when Joe Thornton served as team captain. “The situation of removing the ‘C’ from..." February 18

  • LeBrun: Sharks told team "Niemi is on the table"

    Nichols on Hockey ""They continue to get younger. If you look at their lineup, it’s the youngest it has been in a long time. And that will continue to the point where I was talking to a team today that says that they were told again by San Jose that Antti Niemi is on the table. “So here’s a team that’s in a..." February 17

  • Couture: Sharks keep making same mistakes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks are currently ranked second in the Pacific Division, but their position is a lot shakier than it might originally appear. With 66 points in 58 games played, their lead is tenuous over Vancouver (65 in 55 GP) and Calgary (65 in 56 GP) while Los Angeles’ surge looks foreboding..." February 16

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    David Pollak @PollakOnSharks

    Vlasic activated off IR, DeMelo reassigned to Worcester. Look for #44 in lineup when #SJSharks face TBL at 5 p.m. PST.

  • Pavs erases deficit, carries Sharks to win over Coyotes

    CSN Bay Area "It wasn’t pretty, but considering the closeness of the playoff race and the way things were trending for the Sharks, that’s of little importance. Despite falling behind by a pair of goals in the first period to lowly Arizona, the Sharks rallied to beat the Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Friday..." February 14

  • Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic still hurting

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks will be without their steadiest defenseman for the fourth straight game as Marc-Edouard Vlasic, out with an upper body injury, did not make the trip with the team to Arizona for Friday's game against the Coyotes. The Sharks have been without Vlasic for the last three games, all San..." February 14

  • Capitals survive San Jose in overtime

    Washington Post "The cheers whooped from inside the Washington Capitals’ dressing room and traveled down the halls of SAP Center, a release from the wackiness of their 5-4 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks. Their saviors were a lifetime grinder enjoying the latest surprise in a career offensive year, a..." February 12

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    NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

    NHL has unveiled architectural rendering of 2015 Coors Light NHL #StadiumSeries game to be played at @LevisStadium. pic.twitter.com/erPfJFgcXY

  • Sharks' Irwin knows he's playing for a job

    CSN Bay Area "It’s become a routine for Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin. Just about every morning before practice officially gets underway, the 27-year-old defenseman can be seen skating at center ice, starting and stopping while concurrently passing pucks back and forth with assistant coach Jim Johnson. Irwin..." February 11

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Evgeni Nabokov officially retires as a member of the #SJSharks. "I don't know if I'm in the present or I'm in the past," he jokes.

  • Flames make dads proud, submarining Sharks in division showdown

    Calgary Herald "Sunday’s itinerary included a posh charter flight, a lovely team meal, an enjoyable evening of chit-chat. Tuesday means a relaxing round of golf in sunny Los Angeles and, of course, more mingling. But Monday? That was business, all business, for the Calgary Flames and their proud..." February 10

  • Wingels back in lineup as Sharks host Flames

    San Jose Mercury News "Forward Tommy Wingels, out for the last three weeks with a left hand injury, was activated Monday and will be back in the lineup when the Sharks host the Calgary Flames in another important Pacific Division game. Wingels was hurt in the second period of the Sharks' 5-2 loss to New Jersey on..." February 09

  • Lightning trade G Nabokov to San Jose Sharks

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday traded goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for future considerations, a transaction that likely allows Nabokov to retire as a member of the team with which he played the majority of his NHL career. Nabokov, 39, will make an announcement..." February 09

  • A candidate to get moved, Sharks' Kennedy staying positive

    CSN Bay Area "For better or worse, the Sharks haven’t deviated from their season-long plan of integrating younger players into the lineup. Of course, playing time for one prospect means a reduced role for someone else. Lately, that someone else has been Tyler Kennedy. The 28-year-old forward has been a..." February 09

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Evgeni Nabokov plans to retire later this week. Today's trade allows him to do so as a member of the #SJSharks.

  • Sharks' Vlasic late scratch vs. Hurricanes

    CSN Bay Area "According to head coach Todd McLellan, Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic missed Saturday’s game with an upper body injury. McLellan did not give a timeframe for Vlasic’s return when asked about the severity of the injury." February 08

  • Hungry Flames leave bigger Sharks in their dust with crucial 3-1 triumph

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames, believe it or not, have powered themselves into second place in the Pacific Division. It’s true. Check for yourself. But maybe, if you’ve been watching closely, the news comes as less of a surprise. Their latest bit of goodness – dancing past the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in..." February 05

  • ESPN wins U.S. broadcast rights to World Cup of Hockey

    SB Nation "The World Wide Leader beat out NBC and FOX. Fans still upset about ESPN's perceived lack of hockey coverage over the last few years will be happy to learn the network has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey. According to TSN's report on Tuesday, ESPN beat out both NBC..." February 04

  • Sharks set for brief but important road trip

    CSN Bay Area "It’s getting to be that time of year. Now that the second half of the NHL season is officially underway, the importance of divisional matchups against teams in direct competition with one another for playoff spots will carry extra weight. That includes the two road games for the Sharks this..." February 04

  • Oilers clip Sharks in lengthy shootout

    Edmonton Journal "Sitting in his stall at the SAP Center, not long after the Edmonton Oilers had wrapped up their morning skate, Jordan Eberle shrugged when the conversation shifted to his game. He talked about all the times he had rung the puck off the iron — “maybe more than he had so far” in his career — and..." February 03

  • Sharks won't change plan for Antti Niemi

    ESPN.com "The San Jose Sharks woke up Tuesday morning seven points clear of the danger zone in the Western Conference, but don’t think for a second that general manager Doug Wilson will deviate from what he’s started. He has tried to rebuild his team on the fly during the past two seasons, acquiring..." February 03

  • 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