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Paul Martin | Defenseman | #7

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (62) / NJ
Contract: view contract details

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Paul Martin will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Calgary Flames.
Martin has no points and a minus-4 rating in three games this season. Marcus Sorensen will also watch the game from the press box. Mar 16 - 9:00 PM

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Paul Martin will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Martin has no goals or points and a minus-4 rating in three games this season. The veteran's play has really dropped off. Marcus Sorensen and Tim Heed will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 22 - 8:04 PM

Paul Martin will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Martin was recalled from the minors yesterday, but he won't get in the lineup tonight. The veteran has no points and a minus-4 rating and three games this season. Rudolfs Balcers and Tim Heed will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 20 - 7:54 PM

Paul Martin has been recalled by San Jose.

Martin has two assists in 18 games with the AHL's San Jose Barracuda. He has skated in just three matches with the Sharks this year.
Feb 19 - 5:13 PM

Paul Martin has been assigned to the minors.

Martin cleared waivers on Tuesday and he will report to the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL. He will look to impress other NHL general managers during his time in the minors, so that the Sharks can work out a trade.
Jan 16 - 1:34 PM

Paul Martin has been placed on waivers by San Jose.

Martin has been limited to three games this season because of an ankle issue. He has been a healthy scratch for the past seven matches. The Sharks have been trying to trade him. He could head to the minors if he clears.
Jan 15 - 12:09 PM

Speaking to the media, General Manager Doug Wilson has stated he is working with Paul Martin's agent to "explore all options".

Wilson added that if he can't work out a trade, waivers and a few games with the San Jose Barracuda could be an option. Martin has struggled through an ankle injury for most of the season and has failed to pick up a point in three games so far. It's a fall from grace for a veteran defenseman that was a big part of the Sharks team that made it to the Stanley Cup Final during the 2015-16 season.
Jan 14 - 4:55 PM

Paul Martin has not played in the NHL since December 7.

Martin was dealing with an ankle injury but was taken off injured reserve after the Christmas break when he returned from a four game conditioning stint in the minors that did not go well. He has only played in that one game since October 7 and was a minus-two against the Hurricanes, looking lost in the game. It could be tough to trade him as it appears his NHL career may be at an end.
Jan 14 - 9:52 AM

Paul Martin will sit out Thursday night's game (ankle) against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Martin is still sidelined with an ankle injury. While the team believed he could be back once the Christmas break ends, his return date is not today. The Sharks will also sit Jannik Hansen and Tim Heed. Martin has zero points in three games played this season.
Jan 4 - 6:49 PM

Paul Martin could be back with San Jose after the Christmas break.

Martin was supposed to play the final game of his AHL conditioning stint on Friday, but he sat out the match with the flu. Martin has been recovering from ankle surgery and he has been limited to just three games this season.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 01:05:00 PM

Paul Martin has suffered a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Martin attempted to make his return on Dec. 7, but after logging just 12:54 minutes of ice time, he was sent to the AHL for conditioning. He went on to register an assist in four AHL contests. Due to his recent setback, there is no timetable for Martin's return to the Sharks.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Paul Martin didn't skate Saturday morning and will spend some time in the AHL for conditioning.

Martin logged just 12:54 of ice time in his return to the lineup from an ankle injury on Thursday. Coach Peter DeBoer said the team considered a minor-league stint for Martin before the game, but decide against it. Now, they believe it is the right decision.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Paul Martin (ankle) will be back in the Sharks' lineup on Thursday.

Martin was sidelined for two months. Now that he's healthy, he'll probably skate on a pairing with Brent Burns. He had four goals and 26 points in 81 games last season.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 02:46:00 PM

Paul Martin (ankle) will probably be able to return on Thursday.

Martin hasn't been able to play since Oct. 7. "I think that was kind of the plan," Martin said, referring to a Thursday return. "Once we get off the road trip to come off IR and to go from there. I'm not 100% sure yet, but I'd like to think so." If he does rejoin the Sharks, he will probably be paired with Brent Burns.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Paul Martin (ankle) is getting close to returning, according to Sharks coach Peter DeBoer.

We don't have a specific target for his return date, but Martin hasn't played since Oct. 7, so just considering him day-to-day at this point is a big plus. Martin had four goals and 26 points in 81 contests last season.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 10:28:00 AM

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D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
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