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  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Sharks coach: Erik Karlsson still 'not close' to returning

    San Jose Mercury News "Erik Karlsson is back on the ice, but he isn’t “close” to rejoining the Sharks lineup. Karlsson took his first-big step toward returning from a groin injury that’s sidelined him for 17 games on Saturday, skating for roughly 30 minutes prior to the Sharks..." March 17

  • Report: DeBoer nearing extension with Sharks

    NBC Bay Area "Peter DeBoer's future appears to be staying behind the San Jose Sharks' bench. Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos said Saturday night on Hockey Night in Canada "it's imminent" that the Sharks coach will sign a multiyear contract extension.  The..." March 17

  • Evander Kane calls support 'humbling' after daughter's death

    San Jose Mercury News "In a time of immense personal strife, Evander Kane is finding a sliver of peace in the outpouring of support he’s received from teammates, Sharks fans and the hockey community as a whole. After Kane shared the tragic news regarding the death of his unborn daughter on Twitter..." March 16

  • Mike Hoffman just had to have banner mocking his ‘hours’ with Sharks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every now and then, a player will “join” a team via a trade, only to never play a game with that team before being traded again. It’s part of the process during three-team trades, whether they’re official or unofficial, so that was the case with Mike Hoffman..." March 16

  • Sharks D Radim Simek out for season with knee injury

    Yardbarker "The San Jose Sharks will likely be without Radim Simek for the rest of the season and playoffs, as today GM Doug Wilson announced that the defenseman will undergo surgery to repair both his ACL and MCL in his right knee. Simek was injured earlier this week when he collided with Andrew Copp of..." March 14

  • Sharks' Evander Kane announces death of unborn child

    Sporting News "Evander Kane announced Thursday on Twitter that he and his pregnant wife lost their unborn child. She was just over halfway to term when the baby died. "I would like to thank everyone who has reached out to my wife and I during this extremely difficult time," Kane..." March 14

  • Joe Thornton humbled by passing Mikita on all-time list: 'I shouldn't be up there'

    The Score "San Jose Sharks veteran Joe Thornton registered two assists Tuesday, and as a result, moved past the legendary Stan Mikita for 14th on the NHL's all-time scoring list with 1,469 points. After the accomplishment, Thornton seemed to be in disbelief. "I..." March 13

  • Advantage of Erik Karlsson returning to Sharks' lineup before playoffs

    NBC Sports Bay Area "After weeks of mystery, the Sharks shined a light on Erik Karlsson’s injury status. The defenseman revealed to reporters Friday there is a chance he could return to the lineup at the end of the regular season after being sidelined with another injury. But there also is..." March 11

  • Karlsson says he won't return anytime soon, '100 percent' back for playoffs

    The Score "San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson won't be returning to the lineup anytime soon as he deals with an injury separate from the groin ailment that sidelined him earlier this season, he told The Athletic's Kevin Kurz. Karlsson added he'll "100 percent" be back..." March 08

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Sharks recall Dylan Gambrell

    Fear The Fin "The San Jose Sharks have recalled center Dylan Gambrell ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Montreal Canadiens. Gambrell has played in six games with the Sharks this season, playing in a fourth line role where he has not registered any points. In..." March 07

  • Ex-Canucks prospect Dahlen quits social media due to 'hateful' messages from fans

    The Province ""I find it difficult to get messages from Vancouver fans" Former Canucks prospect Jonathan Dahlen, who was traded last month to the San Jose Sharks, says he has quit social media after receiving “hateful” messages from Vancouver fans. When the Canucks..." March 06

  • Sharks’ Biggest Priority Should Be Re-Signing Karlsson

    The Hockey Writers "Now that the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline has passed, contract extension talks between the San Jose Sharks and star defenseman Erik Karlsson should begin to heat up. Due to a seemingly minor detail in the NHL CBA, Karlsson can now ink an eight-year extension with the Sharks as opposed to a..." March 05

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Sharks' Tim Heed heating up offensively in Erik Karlsson's absence

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Tim Heed is heating up at a convenient time for the Sharks.  Heed, who played in just three games this season before the start of 2019, has scored five points in his last five games. That includes two primary assists in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Chicago..." March 05

  • Sharks to be extra cautious following latest injury scare with Karlsson "Erik Karlsson received encouraging news regarding his groin injury, San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said Sunday. "It's a version of the same injury," DeBoer said after receiving the latest medical test results on the 28-year-old defenseman. "I don't..." March 03

  • Karlsson out at least one week for Sharks "Erik Karlsson will be out least one week for the San Jose Sharks because of what is believed to be a groin injury. The defenseman didn't play the third period of a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday after missing a 5-3 win against the Detroit Red Wings on..." March 01

  • Erik Karlsson's health becoming increasingly concerning for Sharks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Suffice to say, things got pretty dicey for the Sharks when players started getting hurt and leaving the ice during Tuesday’s 4-1 loss to the Bruins. No injury got more attention, though, than whatever Erik Karlsson sustained. That’s right. The two-time Norris Trophy..." February 28

  • Nyquist receives helping hand from Karlsson after trade to Sharks "There was no "Nyquist" sign, but still Gustav Nyquist appreciated the effort. When he arrived at the airport off a flight from Detroit on Monday evening, there was San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson waiting to pick him up, a gesture of welcome from a new teammate who knows what..." February 27

  • Bruins' Zdeno Chara won't face discipline for hit on Evander Kane

    NBC Sports Boston "Evander Kane believes Zdeno Chara gave him a cheap shot, but the NHL apparently thinks otherwise. The Boston Bruins defenseman won't have a hearing with the NHL Department of Safety after the league reviewed his hit on Kane during Tuesday night's game against the San..." February 27

  • Evander Kane ‘stunned’ over no-call on Zdeno Chara hit

    Larry Brown Sports "The NHL will investigate a hit by Zdeno Chara on Evander Kane Tuesday night that left Kane “stunned” over a lack of a call. During the third period of the Boston Bruins’ 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks, Chara nailed Kane with a shoulder to the..." February 27

  • Erik Karlsson expects to play for Sharks against Bruins "Erik Karlsson expects to play for the San Jose Sharks against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, SNP, NESN, NBCSCA, NHL.TV). The two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman reaggravated a groin injury Saturday in a 4-0 loss at the Columbus Blue Jackets..." February 26

  • Karlsson day to day for Sharks because of groin injury "Erik Karlsson is day to day for the San Jose Sharks, two days after re-injuring his groin in a 4-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.  "He had a little minor tweak," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said. "He should be fine." The..." February 25

  • Canucks acquire Linus Karlsson from Sharks "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired forward Linus Karlsson from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Jonathan Dahlen. Karlsson, 19, has registered 17 points (4-13-17) in 48 games for Karlskrona HK in the Allsvenskan. In..." February 25

  • NHL Trade Deadline: Sharks acquire Nyquist from Red Wings

    TSN "The Detroit Red Wings are sending forward Gustav Nyquist to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a conditional 2020 third-round pick, Obviously, some paperwork to be..." February 25

  • Jets, Flames, Sharks interested in Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds

    Sportsnet "As the weeks leading up to the NHL’s Feb. 25 trade deadline have turned to days, contenders looking to supplement their lineup’s skill with some sandpaper and grit have turned their attention to Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds. With five seasons either above or..." February 24

  • Sharks trade forward Vincent Praplan to Panthers

    Fear The Fin "The San Jose Barracuda announced that they have traded forward Vincent Praplan to the Florida Panthers for future considerations. Praplan will report to the Panthers’ AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. In 27 games with the Barracuda this season,..." February 22

  • NHL rumors: Sharks, Ducks discussing trade for goaltender Ryan Miller

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The NHL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. There's already been some movement on the Sharks' front, and it appears more may be coming down the pipe. According to John Hoven of Mayor's Manor, the Sharks and Ducks are involved in trade discussions surrounding..." February 21

  • San Jose Sharks claim enforcer off waiver wire

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks have claimed forward Micheal Haley off of waivers. Haley, who played in the Sharks organization 2014-2017, from was placed on waivers Tuesday by the Florida Panthers. This season, Haley has three goals and 30 penalty minutes in 24 games. Haley, 32, was a favorite..." February 20

  • Marchand: Bruins hoped Thornton would score 4th goal

    The Score "After San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton picked up his first hat trick in over eight years Monday, the entire hockey world - including the opposing Boston Bruins - was anticipating what might happen if the 39-year-old scored a fourth time. "Obviously with Thornton getting his..." February 19

  • DeBoer thinks Sharks will get apology for officiating vs. Bruins

    San Jose Mercury News "Pete DeBoer is expecting to hear from the league in the near future. They owe his team, especially Thornton, an apology. Thornton’s storybook night got ruined by an obvious missed call on the game-tying goal. Wagner knocked the puck into the net with a stick that was clearly..." February 19

  • Karlsson to return for Sharks against Canucks "Erik Karlsson will be back in the lineup for the San Jose Sharks when they host the Vancouver Canucks at SAP Center on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, SN360, SN1, CITY, NBCSCA, NHL.TV) after missing nine games with a groin injury. "It's been a long time, but I think it was..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Karlsson could return for Sharks against Capitals "Erik Karlsson could be in the San Jose Sharks lineup for the first time since Jan. 16 when they play the Washington Capitals at SAP Center on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, NBCSWA, NHL.TV). The defenseman, who has missed eight games because of a groin injury, was a full participant..." February 13

  • Erik Karlsson injury: Sharks think he's close to returning to lineup

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks will once again be without All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday. However, they might not be playing without him for much longer. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer told the media in Vancouver on Monday he thinks the two-time Norris Trophy..." February 11

  • Sharks' Joe Thornton ties Gordie Howe for ninth all time in career assists

    Sporting News "Joe Thornton continues to add to his Hall of Fame resume.  Currently playing in his 21st season, the veteran center had two assists on Kevin Labanc's first and third goals of the night in San Jose's 5-2 over Edmonton Saturday night. The..." February 10

  • Thornton gets 1,000th point with Sharks "Joe Thornton added another milestone to his collection on Thursday when he became the second player to have 1,000 points as a member of the San Jose Sharks. For one of the great playmakers in NHL history, it was appropriate that the milestone point was an assist. Thornton's..." February 09

  • Five teams that should call about Jimmy Howard

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the third year in a row the Detroit Red Wings are going to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs and that means with the NHL trade deadline fast approaching they should be looking to sell off all of their pending unrestricted free agents to the highest bidder. As well as any other..." February 07

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Will Sharks' goaltending be a strength or weakness during stretch run?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks are currently enjoying their bye week before kicking off the last 30 games of the season and hosting the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. San Jose faces a few questions as the stretch run towards the playoffs gets underway. One of the questions, naturally, comes..." January 29

  • Doughty suggests playing alongside Burns, Karlsson at All-Star Game "Drew Doughty has a plan that might see the Los Angeles Kings defenseman cheered by San Jose Sharks fans. Doughty suggested playing on a line with Sharks defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson of the Sharks for the 3-on-3 tournament at the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center..." January 26

  • Erik Karlsson: ‘No timetable’ on contract talks with Sharks

    Sportsnet "Over the weekend, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported that contract talks between the San Jose Sharks and their newest star defenceman, Erik Karlsson, had begun. Karlsson addressed the topic during an all-star media availability Thursday night in San..." January 25

  • Karlsson's status for All-Star Game uncertain after leaving Sharks trip "Erik Karlsson was to undergo tests on his lower-body injury Tuesday, leaving the San Jose Sharks defenseman's status unclear for the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). "He went home to California for some..." January 22

  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson will miss last two games before NHL All-Star break

    NBC Sports Bay Area "There are just two games left before the Sharks take an extended break thanks to NHL All-Star weekend running into the team’s bye week. But it sounds like there’s one player who will be getting some extra time to rest and recuperate. Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer..." January 21

  • Burns thriving on Sharks with kindred spirits Pavelski, Karlsson "Brent Burns had no idea what was going on when the San Jose Sharks gathered in their locker room at their practice facility one day this month. The players' fathers were there, in town for their annual trip with the team, and a video started playing. It showed footage shot from a..." January 20

  • Erik Karlsson misses Sharks game on Saturday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Considering how much Erik Karlsson has been heating up along with the San Jose Sharks lately, it would have been fun to see him skate against the Tampa Bay Lightning, a team that once tried to acquire him. That’s not happening on Saturday, as Karlsson was a late scratch for the..." January 20

  • San Jose Sharks Have “Checked In” On Derick Brassard

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Western Conference is ripe for a trade deadline arms race given the tight races at both the very top of the standings and playoff bubble, and Eastern Conference teams have a lot to sell. One of those assets for sale is Pittsburgh Penguins forward Derick Brassard, who hasn’t been a fit..." January 18

  • 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