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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 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

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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

Joel Ward is on a four-game point streak.

That brings Ward up to nine goals and 23 points in 23 contests. We'd be surprised if Ward was able to maintain that pace, especially after being limited to 34 points in 2014-15.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 06:15:00 AM

Joel Ward picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.

Ward also had four shots on net in 18:02 of ice-time. He now has four points in his last five games and 14 points in 15 games thus far this season. He is has been a nice surprise with eight goals so far and is picking up some of the offense in the absence of Logan Couture. Brent Burns picked up the other goal while Tomas Hertl added two assists.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 01:55:00 AM

Joel Ward's two-point game wasn't enough for the San Jose Sharks, who fell to the Dallas Stars by a score of 5-3 on Saturday.

Ward scored a goal and an assist in this one. Ward now has six goals and four assists for 10 points in as many games, certainly delivering nicely as he gets his feet wet with San Jose.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 05:55:00 PM

Joel Ward is leading the Sharks in goals and points, eight games into the season

Hands up if you had Joe Ward penciled in as the leader in goals and points among the San Jose Sharks, eight games into the season. All eight points have come at even strength. The utilitarian winger scored his second career hat trick including his 100th career goal in his last game versus Carolina, while adding two more over a four-game span playing with Tomas Hertl and Patrick Marleau. Early dividends are paying off as he starts off year one of a three-year contract inked over the summer.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 08:49:00 PM

Joel Ward recorded his second career hat trick in the Sharks’ 5-2 win against the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Ward scored the game’s first two goals in the first period, then completed the feat with an empty-netter late in the third. He has proved to be an excellent addition, now with five goals and eight points in eight games. Though, we do not expect this pace to continue as Ward has never eclipsed 25 goals or 50 points in his career. Tommy Wingels and Joe Pavelski got the other goals, with Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns recording two assists apiece.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 01:21:00 AM

Joel Ward saw first line time on the power play in practice Friday.

Coach Peter DeBoer said it was a reward for playing well on Thursday as Ward was the Sharks only goal scorer. It remains to be seen if it will carry through to Saturday's game against the Hurricanes. Ward has two goals and five points this season in seven games. He is worth a shot on the waiver wire in deep leagues.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Joel Ward scored his second goal of the season, unfortunately it wasn't enough as the Sharks fell to the Kings 4-1 on Thursday.

It was a sweet goal by the veteran winger, who went backhand-shelf from with a defender all over him to get the Sharks their only tally of the game. He now has two goals and five points on the young season.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 01:27:00 AM

Joel Ward will face his former team, the Washington Capitals, on Tuesday.

Ward signed a three-year, $9.75 million contract with San Jose in July. He's off to a great start with the Sharks as he's registered two assists in two games. "Obviously I've been there a few years so a lot of friends and teammates, and even in the community. It’s going to be a good time," Ward said. "I'd really like a big win, for sure. Hopefully we can get two points, but it will definitely be fun to be back there again."
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 11:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Melker Karlsson
3Matthew Nieto
4Dainius Zubrus
5Mike Brown
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Matt Tennyson
G1Martin Jones
2Alex Stalock