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Joel Ward | Winger | #42

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
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Joel Ward has undergone shoulder surgery.
Ward was dealing with a minor shoulder injury during the 2017-18 campaign. He had 10 goals and 28 points in 78 contests this season. He should be fine for the start of the 2017-18 campaign. May 19 - 4:39 PM

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Joel Ward is getting Saturday's game off.

That will allow Ward to rest before the playoffs. He found the back of the net in each of his previous two games.
Apr 8 - 10:06 PM

Joel Ward scored the game winning goal Tuesday night as the Sharks devoured the Canucks 3-1.

The most notable thing about this game winning goal is that it was scored at the 30-second mark of the first. Ward’s goal came only 12 seconds after Kevin Labanc sunk a puck only 18 seconds into the game. This was the fastest in franchise history that the Sharks scored two goals.
Apr 5 - 1:45 AM

Joel Ward has been in a real scoring funk.

He has not registered a point in eight games and has only 27 in 75 games this season. This is quite a fall from the 43 points he recorded in his first campaign in San Jose. We are not surprised, however, that Ward has regressed as we thought 2015-16 was an aberration for him.
Apr 1 - 1:36 PM

Joel Ward has been made a late scratch on Friday against the Flames.

Through 75 games this season the veteran winger has picked up eight goals and 27 points along with 54 blocks and 59 hits.
Mar 31 - 9:00 PM

Joel Ward found the back of the net in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

He put an end to his nine-game goalless drought in the process. Ward essentially put the game to bed by giving his team a 3-1 lead at the 2:46 mark of the second period. The veteran winger has eight goals and 18 assists in 66 games this season.
Mar 13 - 10:19 AM

Joel Ward found the back of the net in a 6-5 overtime loss to Florida on Wednesday.

Ward has recorded a point in four of his last five games. That gives him seven goals and 23 points in 56 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 16 - 5:16 AM

Joel Ward picked up a goal and assisted on another in a 5-4 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

It's just his second multi-point game of the season for Ward who saw time on the top power-play unit in an obvious attempt to get him going offensively. That's just 12 points in 37 games for Ward. Brent Burns added two assists while Patrick Marleau also had a multi-point night.
Jan 6 - 3:33 AM

Joel Ward practiced on the Sharks' top power play unit on Wednesday.

He took Patrick Marleau's spot with Brent Burns, Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture. Ward's production has dropped significantly this season, so this might be a way to get him going. He has just two goals and eight assists in 33 games, after posting 21 goals and 43 points last season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Joel Ward will tag in for Tommy Wingels against the Oilers on Friday night.

These two wingers have had similar season thus far. Ward has posted just nine points with 24 blocks and 30 hits in 31 games. Wingels meanwhile has six points with 51 hits. Ward at least has a history of scoring as a solid second-line player, though.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:12:00 PM

Joel Ward will be a healthy scratch again on Tuesday night.

It will be the second time he has watched from the press box in three games. "I thought he did a good job. I saw some good things," coach Peter DeBoer said of Ward's performance on Sunday. "We talked to him about that. Definitely a step in the right direction." Ward has registered just two goals and nine points in 31 games this season.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Joel Ward will return to the Sharks' lineup on Sunday against Chicago.

Missed Thursday's game against Montreal as a message to the team. The veteran winger has two goals and nine points along with 23 blocks and 29 hits in 30 games so far this season.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 05:12:00 PM

Joel Ward, Matt Nieto and Dylan DeMelo will be scratched against Montreal on Friday.

Of the three, only Ward has produced a modicum of value with two goals and nine points along with 23 blocks and 29 hits in 30 games so far this season.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Joel Ward scored the game winner at 14:42 in the first period as the San Jose Sharks beat Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 Wednesday night.

Ward’s shot came as the Sharks skated shorthanded and it gave them a two-goal lead as the first period ended. Logan Couture scored the first goal of the night on a power play a little more than three minutes earlier. Don’t expect a lot of production in the next several games, however; this was only the second goal of the season and the first since October 15th. Ward has played in 17 games since.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 01:02:00 AM

Joel Ward will play alongside Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski on Tuesday night.

Tomas Hertl had been occupying that spot, but he will be moved to the third line with Patrick Marleau and Mikkel Boedker. Ward has produced just one goal in 12 games this season. He is currently on a 10-game scoring drought.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Logan Couture
2Joe Thornton
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
5Ryan Carpenter
LW1Jannik Hansen
2Timo Meier
3Mikkel Boedker
4Brandon Bollig
5Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Barclay Goodrow
5Daniel O'Regan
6Marcus Sorensen
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Tim Heed
8Radim Simek
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell