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Joel Ward | Winger | #42

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 226
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Joel Ward registered an assist in San Jose's 3-2 victory against Los Angeles in Game 4 on Wednesday.
Ward has three assists in four games in this series. During the regular season he had 21 goals and 43 points in 79 contests. Apr 21 - 11:46 AM

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Joel Ward collected a pair of helpers during Thursday's Game 1 win over LA by the score of 4-3.

Ward is simply one of those guys who can turn it up in the playoffs. He has 263 points in 596 career regular season games, but is now up to 37 points in 54 career playoff games. Simply remarkable.
Apr 15 - 1:56 AM

Joel Ward was back in for the Sharks on Thursday.

He sat out Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury. Ward had two shots and a minus-2 rating in 17:21 of ice time against Vancouver. He skated with Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi in a 4-2 loss.
Apr 1 - 3:10 AM

Joel Ward will miss Tuesday's match due to an undisclosed "minor" injury.

Consider the veteran forward day-to-day. The Sharks will face the Canucks again on Thursday before playing the Predators on Saturday. Ward has come as advertised for San Jose, posting 21 goals and 42 points with 53 blocks and 64 hits through 74 games thus far.
Mar 29 - 8:47 PM

Joel Ward scored a shorthanded goal in a 4-2 loss to the Stars on Saturday.

The goal was his first shorthanded goal of the season, and first since the 2013-14 season. He has proved to be a quality pickup for the Sharks and now has 21 goals and 42 points in 73 games this season. Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks.
Mar 26 - 6:49 PM

Joel Ward scored a goal in a 3-0 win over Arizona on Sunday night.

Ward has been a great pickup for the Sharks this season. He now has 20 goals to go along with 21 assists on the year. He has played more of the season alongside Patrick Marleau and it has done him well. If the Sharks make the playoffs, they’ll be happy to have Ward in their lineup because some of his best hockey has been played during the playoffs.
Mar 21 - 12:40 AM

Joel Ward scored a pair of goals in Saturday's 4-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Ward opened the scoring at the 7:50 mark of the second period and he extended San Jose's lead to 3-1 in the third frame. The 35-year-old has 19 goals and 40 points in 69 games this season. Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski also found the back of the net for the Sharks.
Mar 19 - 6:50 PM

Joel Ward scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ward tied the game at one in the opening minutes of the second period, and added an assist Matt Nieto's game-winning goal in the third period. Ward has recorded three points in his last three contests. The 35-year-old has 16 goals and 34 points in 53 games this season. He's on pace to score a career-high 51 points.
Feb 16 - 10:47 PM

Joel Ward picked up his 11th goal of the season as the Sharks fell to the Red Wings 2-1 on Thursday night.

Ward took just two shots in the game, and he easily could've had another goal. Instead, Petr Mrazek reached back and made a spectacular save, which eventually led to Justin Abdelkader's deciding goal late in the third period. That's some kind of luck for the veteran forward. Ward now has 25 points in 36 games so far.
Jan 8 - 1:40 AM

Joel Ward will suit up against the Avalanche Monday night.

This is very good news as Ward had missed the Sharks' last two games with an upper-body injury. If you have Ward on your fantasy team, make sure you activate him before Monday's contest.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Good news Sharks fans, Joel Ward will return to the lineup Monday against Colorado.

Said Ward of the incident that kept him out two games prior to the holiday break: "I knew that I went into the boards pretty hard. I think the next day I was stiff, all upper body. I was a little nervous, but got back some good news from the Doc." Coach DeBoer cemented things by stating, "he's only going to miss a couple games." Through 32 games the veteran forward has 10 goals and 23 points with 24 blocks and 35 hits.
Source: Kevin Kurz
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:59:00 PM

Joel Ward (upper body) expects to return after the Christmas break.

That would put him back in the lineup on Dec. 28 against Colorado. Ward will miss his second straight game Tuesday, but the Sharks are pleased that his injury isn't serious.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Joel Ward (upper body) isn't likely to return on Tuesday.

Ward missed Sunday's contest due to the injury. He has 10 goals and 13 assists in 32 contests in 2015-16.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 09:32:00 AM

Joel Ward will miss Sunday's match with Chicago due to an upper body injury.

Ward was banged up in the late stages of Friday's match with Ottawa, and considering that San Jose doesn't play til Tuesday, he may be just getting a bit of extra rest. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 32 games with 24 blocks and 32 hits.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:01:00 PM

Joel Ward registered an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Ward has recorded at least a point in seven of his last nine games. He has 10 goals and 12 assists in 28 contests in 2015-16.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Chris Tierney
4Nick Spaling
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Patrick Marleau
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
5Micheal Haley
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Roman Polak
G1Martin Jones
2James Reimer