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Matt Irwin | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Matt Irwin appears to be a long shot to be back in San Jose.
Sharks GM Doug Wilson did not close the door completely on the defenseman last week, but Irwin is likely to look around in free agency. Jun 25 - 4:00 PM

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The Sharks have not made a decision on whether they will re-sign defenseman Matt Irwin.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said that Irwin "would like to be here, but unrestricted free agency is a two-way street. It has to be a match for us." Irwin, 27, had 19 points in 53 games last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 20 - 7:49 PM

Matt Irwin may test the market as an unrestricted free agent.

He played better in the second half and could probably get more money in free agency than if he stayed with San Jose. Irwin recorded 19 points, 55 hits and 65 blocks in 53 games in 2014-15.
Jun 1 - 4:25 PM

Matt Irwin and John Scott will both be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Detroit.

John Scott is nothing more than a good source of penalty minutes while Matt Irwin brings a little more to the table. Irwin has seven goals and 16 points in 45 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 26 - 7:53 PM

Matt Irwin (upper body) returned to action on Saturday.

Irwin missed three games with the upper body injury. He had one assist in a 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks. Irwin has seven goals and 16 points in 41 games but is on a five game points streak so his fantasy value is a little higher these days.
Mar 15 - 2:11 AM

Matt Irwin (upper body) won't make his return on Thursday.

It will be Irwin's third straight game on the sidelines. He has seven goals and 15 points in 40 games this season. He should still be regarded as day-to-day.
Mar 12 - 2:44 PM

Matt Irwin (upper body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Irwin is a possibility for Thursday's game after missing back-to-back contests. He has seven goals and 15 points in 40 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 12 - 11:26 AM

Matt Irwin will skate Monday morning but will not play in the evening's tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Irwin is out with an undisclosed upper body injury, but appears to be on the mend. The defender has seven goals and 15 points to go along with 41 hits and 50 blocks through 41 games this season.
Mar 8 - 8:37 PM

Matt Irwin sat out Saturday's game with an upper body injury.

The defenseman tweaked something in his upper body during practice Friday. He has seven goals and 15 points this season and has been on a bit of a roll of late with two goals and four points in his last four games as he is on a four game points streak.
Mar 8 - 10:27 AM

Matt Irwin suffered an upper-body injury during Friday's practice.

Irwin's problem was described as something tweaked. He's considered questionable for Saturday's contest as a result. Irwin has seven goals and 15 points in 40 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 6 - 3:17 PM

Matt Irwin found the back of the net in a 4-0 victory on Monday.

Irwin is on a three-game point streak. He has seven goals and 14 points in 39 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 3 - 11:51 AM

Matt Irwin scored his sixth goal of the season on Thursday night to kick of the scoring, but the Sharks would fall to the Red Wings 3-2.

It was a pretty sequence as Scott Hannan dished to Joe Thornton, who found Matt Irwin atop the central point. Irwin sent the puck through a maze of traffic and past Jimmy Howard for the early 1-0 lead. He now has six goals and 12 points, one goal shy of setting a new career single-season high.
Feb 27 - 2:07 AM

Matt Irwin scored the only San Jose goal in a 5-1 loss to the Predators Tuesday night.

Irwin has now registered five goals and six assists in 34 games on the season, meaning he's not worthy of your attention for fantasy purposes. Melker Karlsson and Joe Pavelski picked up helpers on the goal.
Feb 17 - 11:50 PM

Matt Irwin potted his fourth goal of season in Thursday's 5-1 win over Vancouver.

Irwin sent a laser of a snapper by the left circle hashmarks past Ryan Miller's outside shoulder to open the scoring late in the first period. He'd finish the game with four shots and a block in 15:36 of ice time. He now has nine points through 28 games this season.
Feb 6 - 2:56 AM

Matt Irwin is back in the lineup Monday night in Winnipeg.

Irwin has not seen much ice team lately, having last dressed for the Sharks back on December 30th but will take Scott Hannan's spot on the blue line Monday night. With the acquisition of Brenden Dillon, it will be tougher and tougher for both Hannan and Irwin to crack the lineup on a regular basis going forward. On the season, Irwin has two goals, three assists, and a minus seven rating in 16 games.
Jan 5 - 6:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3Melker Karlsson
4Joel Ward
5John Scott
6Mike Brown
7Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Ben Smith
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Paul Martin
5Brenden Dillon
6Mirco Mueller
7Matt Irwin
8Scott Hannan
G1Martin Jones
2Alex Stalock