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  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Sharks coach Peter DeBoer opens up about his mid-game concussion

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Concussions are, unfortunately, something associated with playing hockey. But we typically only think of the skaters on the ice as the ones taking the hits. We forget that the individuals behind the bench are susceptible to danger as well. Perhaps that’s why when NBC Sports..." January 15

  • Sharks, Sorensen agree on two-year extension

    TSN "The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Marcus Sorensen to a two-year extension with an average annual value of $1.5 million per season, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.  The 26-year-old has scored eight goals and seven assists over 47 games with the Sharks in..." January 14

  • Karlsson not worried about future, having fun, playing well for Sharks "The first time Erik Karlsson practiced with the San Jose Sharks, he skated with Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski in a 3-on-3 scrimmage Sept. 19. The final play: Karlsson raced ahead, dug out a puck down low and passed across the low slot for Burns. Goal. Smile. Fist bump. It was..." January 13

  • Will the Blue Jackets trade Sergei Bobrovsky? Here are six potential landing spots for the veteran goalie

    CBS Sports "Some surprising news came out Columbus on Thursday afternoon when the Blue Jackets announced that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky would be absent from the team during their game against the Nashville Predators. There wasn't a lot of information given with that announcement, but the language of..." January 10

  • Sharks' Karlsson joins elite company with assist in 14th straight appearance

    The Score "Erik Karlsson took some time adjusting to his new surroundings in the Bay Area, but the San Jose Sharks superstar is now returning to the form that helped him win two Norris Trophies as a member of the Ottawa Senators. With a helper Tuesday night against the Edmonton Oilers, Karlsson..." January 09

  • NHL rumors: Erik Karlsson, Sharks will talk extension after All-Star Game

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Erik Karlsson is in the middle of his hottest stretch with the Sharks, and the team reportedly is keen to start discussing how to keep the defenseman in the Bay Area for a long time.  Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and Karlsson's agent are expected to begin..." January 09

  • San Jose Sharks Could Pursue A Goaltender

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks are hot right now. The team has won three straight and 12 of 17 dating back to December 1st. They are within striking distance of the Pacific Division and Western Conference lead, just three points back of the Calgary Flames. After a slow start, both Brent..." January 09

  • Burns, Karlsson leading Sharks’ resurgence

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks are starting to look like the Stanley Cup contender we thought they would be at the start of the season. It is their two-headed monster of Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns on defense that is driving them back to that level. The Sharks enter Monday..." January 07

  • Sharks Sign Forward Lukas Radil to a One-Year Contract Extension "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Lukas Radil to a one-year contract extension. The extension covers the 2019-20 season. Subject to team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.   "He has..." January 06

  • Sharks' Radim Simek sustained concussion from hit by Sam Bennett

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Discouraging news for San Jose Sharks fans to start out the new year as defenseman Radim Simek did not participate in the team’s morning skate ahead of their matchup Wednesday with the Avalanche in Colorado. Sharks’ head coach Peter DeBoer told the media present in..." January 02

  • Flames' Sam Bennett avoids disciplinary hearing for hit on Sharks' Simek

    Yardbarker "The Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett doesn’t have to worry about anything as Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports that forward will not receive any supplementary discipline from the Department of Player Safety for his hit on Radim Simek Monday night. With the..." January 01

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Tomas Hertl continues strong Sharks season with successful move to center

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Since the start of the Sharks' 2018-19 campaign, Tomas Hertl has played at an increasingly high level. Even with a couple of minor injuries in the early part of the season, the 25-year-old forward has, so far, put together a nice body of work ahead of the new year. Coming out..." December 31

  • Thornton in sole possession of 10th spot on all-time assists list

    The Score "San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton notched his 1,041st career helper Sunday to stand alone at 10th on the NHL's all-time assist leaderboard. The 39-year-old helped Tim Heed score in the opening frame against the Arizona Coyotes, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Marcel..." December 26

  • Sharks' Karlsson suspended two games for illegal check to the head

    TSN "San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson has been suspended two games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Los Angeles Kings forward Austin Wagner during Saturday's game. The incident occurred in the second period when Karlsson connected with..." December 23

  • Sharks’ Erik Karlsson to have hearing for illegal check to head vs. Kings

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson is set to have a hearing tomorrow for an illegal check to the head on Los Angeles Kings winger Austin Wagner during the second period of Saturday’s 3-2 Kings overtime win. Breaking out of the neutral zone, Wagner received a pass in the..." December 23

  • Sharks rookie defenseman Radim Simek's impressive game simple, effective

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Defenseman Radim Simek may have put himself on Sharks fans’ radar thanks to his post-game interview on the evening he scored his first NHL goal. But the Czech rookie continues to give viewers something to talk about as he contributes night in and night out for his..." December 21

  • Erik Karlsson is back to being Erik Karlsson

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to special players like Erik Karlsson, really good doesn’t always feel like enough, and patience isn’t always easy to come by. It’s no always easy to accept that a player needs time to adjust to a new team, as he is with the San Jose Sharks. And talk..." December 19

  • Where did Timo Meier’s breakout come from?

    Fear The Fin "As Timo Meier collected the puck off a sharp defensive play from Tomas Hertl and raced up the ice, the New Jersey Devils’ Yagor Yakovlev and Keith Kinkaid had possibly the best views in the arena of the Swiss forward’s movements. Kinkaid..." December 19

  • Erik Karlsson's offensive improvement comes at perfect time for Sharks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Erik Karlsson is in the middle of his best offensive stretch with the Sharks. The defenseman extended the longest point streak of his San Jose career (so far) to five games with an assist in a win over Chicago on Sunday. The Sharks, coincidentally, extended their own..." December 17

  • Evander Kane To Judge ... Unmask My Abortion Accuser!

    TMZ "NHL star Evander Kane is calling out "Jane Doe" -- claiming the woman accusing him of stiffing her out of $3 MILLION for aborting his child must reveal her REAL NAME if she's gonna proceed with her lawsuit.  TMZ Sports broke the story ... the accuser filed a lawsuit..." December 14

  • Sharks recall rookie center Rourke Chartier after extended AHL stint

    NBC Sports Bay Area "There was more shuffling between the Sharks and their AHL affiliate on Wednesday, as the big club recalled rookie center Rourke Chartier from the Barracuda. The 22-year-old center played 13 games for the Sharks, scoring one goal through that span before being reassigned to the..." December 13

  • Karlsson hasn't considered long-term contract with Sharks "Erik Karlsson said Friday he has not considered signing a long-term contract with the San Jose Sharks, which he can do as soon as Jan. 1.  "Right now I'm worried about today," he said. "That's the mindset I've had all year. I'm trying to stay as..." December 01

  • Karlsson’s return gives Sens fans a proper chance to say goodbye

    TSN "It was exactly one year ago – Nov. 30, 2017 – that the first cracks in the relationship between Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators became visible to the public. On that day, Karlsson appeared to lob a grenade in the direction of the Senators front office, suggesting he..." November 30

  • Erik Karlsson instantly walks out on scrum when asked about Ottawa

    Yahoo! Sports "For most people, the idea of an off-limits topic isn’t difficult to understand. Whether it’s no politics talk at Thanksgiving, no sex talk with your nuclear family, or just not mentioning the war, it’s not hard to comprehend that some avenues of conversation are better left..." November 29

  • Erik Karlsson's first trip back to Ottawa going to be 'different and weird'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks have games against the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs this week, but many people are already looking ahead to Saturday’s matchup with Ottawa Senators. Which of course means Erik Karlsson is already being peppered with questions about his first return..." November 27

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Sharks' Kane, DeBoer ejected from game vs. Golden Knights

    The Score "San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane and head coach Peter DeBoer were ejected from Saturday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights. November 25

  • Did Canucks’ Roussel bite Sharks’ Vlasic?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Antoine Roussel might find himself in a pickle after this one. If what Marc-Edouard Vlasic is saying is true, it would seem Roussel mistook Vlasic’s hand for the pickles who share the same name. I mean, what other reason might and NHL player have to chomp on another man’s..." November 24

  • Canucks' Antoine Roussel fined $5,000 for biting Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic

    The Province "The Vancouver Canucks lost their eighth straight game Friday night, getting shut out by the San Jose Sharks 4-0. It’s bad for this team right now. I don’t even want to talk about it. Fortunately, winger Antoine Roussel gave us something else to talk about when he bit..." November 24

  • Thornton passes Lemieux on all-time assists list

    The Hockey Writers "Thornton had two assists, moving him past Mario Lemieux for 11th place on the NHL list. The 39-year-old centre scored his 400th goal on Nov. 13. The Sharks took the early lead on Logan Couture’s eighth goal midway through the first period. Thornton passed Lemieux with..." November 24

  • Why Sharks fans debate so much on who should be goalie

    NBC Sports Bay Area "A pattern has developed in the Twitter mentions 22 games into the Sharks’ season. It happened again Tuesday after San Jose coughed up three leads to lose to the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in overtime. So, while this was something we addressed last week when..." November 22

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • Sharks recall Radil, reassign Gambrell

    Fear The Fin "The San Jose Sharks have recalled winger Lukas Radil. In a corresponding move, the organization has reassigned center Dylan Gambrell to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League (AHL). Gambrell, a 22-year-old, has played in five National Hockey League..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Former San Jose Sharks Defenseman Paul Martin Retires

    Last Word On Hockey "Unrestricted free agent defenseman Paul Martin has announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Martin, 37, is a veteran blue-liner who has seen some action in his 14 NHL seasons, however, last season was challenging for him. Martin became a free agent when the San..." November 15

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Evander Kane responds to lawsuit claims through lawyer

    Sportsnet "Earlier this week a report surfaced that San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane was being sued by a woman who claims he promised to pay her $3 million to have an abortion. The woman, who used the alias Jane Doe to protect her identity, claims she started..." November 02

  • How healthy and confident Tomas Hertl is off to stellar start for Sharks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "In the waning seconds of the Sharks’ Tuesday night game against the Rangers, fans might’ve thought about changing the channel on their home TVs or shuffling out of their seats at the Tank to hit up a bar or two down at San Pedro Square with San Jose down 3-2 at the end of..." November 01

  • Evander Kane Sued Woman Claims He Owes $3 Mil ... For Aborting His Baby

    TMZ "NHL superstar Evander Kane is being sued by a woman who claims he promised to pay her $3 MILLION to abort their child ... so she did ... but he never ponied up the dough.  It's all in a lawsuit filed by a woman using the alias "Jane Doe" to protect her identity. In..." October 31

  • We may soon see Sharks at their best

    Pro Hockey Talk "With a 6-3-2 record, the San Jose Sharks have been fine (good enough to lead a shaky Pacific Division), yet they haven’t been lighting the scoreboard on fire like many expected after landing Erik Karlsson. It’s easy to blurt out “small sample size,” yet with 11 games..." October 30

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • Joe Thornton returns to Sharks line up

    Fear The Fin "According to Paul Gackle of the Mercury News, Joe Thornton is not only skating during today’s Sharks practice, but is taking line rushes — all but guaranteeing that he will make his return to the Sharks lineup for tonight’s clash against the New York..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Sharks’ new D pairings bring out Erik Karlsson’s best game

    San Jose Mercury News "Evander Kane made sure to remind Timo Meier that he played a role in the power forward’s heroics Sunday night. As a group of reporters gathered around Meier, Kane stuck his head into the huddle and said: “you’re welcome for dinner last night,..." October 29

  • Sharks coach breaks up elite defensive pairing

    Pro Hockey Rumors "San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer broke up the defensive pairing of Erik Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic in the third period of Tuesday’s game. He then changed up all the defensive lines Friday and Karlsson once again was not playing next to Vlasic. It might seem that the merger of..." October 28

  • How Sharks have played more on special teams this season than in the past

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  As he waited just over eight minutes between his two shifts of the night on Tuesday against the..." October 25

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Joe Thornton joining Sharks on road trip, but when might he play?

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Thornton will join the Sharks on their three-game road trip this week but coach Pete DeBoer did not know as of Sunday when Thornton might be able to play again. Thornton, who was placed on injured reserve after the Sharks played in Los Angeles on Oct. 5 with an infection in..." October 23