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Dainius Zubrus | Winger | #9

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (39) / 6/16/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (15) / PHI
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As expected, Dainius Zubrus has drawn into the lineup for Game 3 on Saturday.
Zubrus is playing because Tomas Hertl is out with a lower-body injury. He'll play alongside Nick Spaling and Tommy Wingels. Sat, Jun 4, 2016 08:10:00 PM

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Dainius Zubrus is likely to draw into the Sharks' lineup on Saturday.

Zubrus was a healthy scratch for Game 2, but there's an opening now that Tomas Hertl is sidelined with a lower-body injury. The question is what line Zubrus will play on. He might simply take Hertl's old spot alongside Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, but Melker Karlsson might play on that line instead.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 02:38:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night.

As previously reported, Matthew Nieto is drawing back into the Sharks' lineup and will skate on the third line. That's pushed Zubrus out of the mix for now.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 07:52:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus appears to be the odd-man out in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He doesn't think he is playing because Matthew Nieto will be back in the fold on Wednesday night. Zubrus has one goal and one assist in 10 playoff games. He was limited to just 9:45 of playing time in Game 1 versus Pittsburgh.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus has been a welcome addition to the San Jose Sharks.

The veteran has been extremely helpful to the younger members of the Sharks due to his work ethic since he inked his contract on November 24. "He’s in the gym all the time, and I think he’s gotten me in there a little bit more during the season," teammate Chris Tierney said. "I think in the past I probably wasn’t in the gym or skating after practice as much as I should have been. He’s a guy that’s really taught me that. Kept me going throughout the season, throughout this long haul. It’s funny that an older guy like him, you expect him to be resting more, but he might be one of the hardest working guys on the team. It’s nice to have that veteran guy to help push me along and let me know. [If] I don’t want to work out after a Game 7, he’s there to help me push."
Sun, May 29, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Dainius Zubrus is the only member of the Sharks who has played a game in the Stanley Cup Final before.

He was an 18-year old rookie with the Philadelphia in 1997 when the Flyers were swept by the Detroit Red Wings and his next appearance came in 2012 with the New Jersey Devils along with current Sharks coach Peter DeBoer. The Devils lost that series in six games to the Los Angeles Kings. Zubrus will be hoping that the third time is the charm.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, May 28, 2016 06:51:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus produced a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 4-0 win against St. Louis in Game 2 of their Western Conference Final series on Tuesday.

San Jose's fourth line accounted for two goals in the contest and Zubrus was in on both of them. He picked up a helper on Tommy Wingels game winner in the first and he sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 19 seconds left in the third. The points were his first in five games in the 2016 playoffs.
Wed, May 18, 2016 08:29:00 AM

Dainius Zubrus recorded a team-high five hits Monday night.

Zubrus has now played in two playoff games in 2016 and he was the Sharks' leader in hits in both of them. On Monday he managed that distinction despite being on the ice for only 7:12 minutes in San Jose's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville.
Tue, May 10, 2016 04:55:00 AM

Dainius Zubrus had a team-leading six hits on Saturday.

It was Zubrus' first action in the post-season and he made his presence felt with the six hits. He had 7 points in 50 regular season games so the best years are certainly behind the former first round pick of the Flyers 20 years ago.
Sun, May 8, 2016 09:57:00 AM

Dainius Zubrus will tag in for Tommy Wingels Saturday night in Game 5 against Nashville.

This will be Zubrus' first game since April 9th, which was during the regular season. This will also be his first playoff game since 2012. The veteran had his best postseason with New Jersey as they fell to LA in the Cup Final, posting 10 points in 24 games.
Sat, May 7, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Up 2-0 in the series, San Jose will not make any lineup changes in Game 3 against Nashville.

And why would they? San Jose has out-scored Nashville 8-4 thus far, with two of the Predators' tallies coming in garbage time. Dainius Zubrus will be joined by Micheal Haley, Matt Tennyson and Dylan DeMelo once again.
Tue, May 3, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Coach Peter DeBoer will forego any lineup changes for Friday's Game 1 against Nashville.

Which means that Dainius Zubrus will be joined by Micheal Haley, Matt Tennyson and Dylan DeMelo once again.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus, Micheal Haley, and Dylan DeMelo will each be scratched for Game 5 against the Kings on Friday night.

Neither of these three have made their way into the lineup this postseason just yet, but with the Sharks on the verge of moving on to the second round, there will opportunities.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus, Micheal Haley, and Dylan DeMelo will each be scratched for Game 1 against the Kings on Thursday night.

Zubrus turned in a quality season considering he signed during the season, and is 37-years old. He posted seven points and 68 hits in 50 games playing primarily as a supportive fourth line role.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 09:44:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus will play in Saturday's regular season finale.

Thus will be the only lineup change as well. The wily veteran has performed admirably for the Sharks since being signed mid-season. He's posted seven points with 67 hits while averaging 11: 36 of ice time over 49 games.
Source: Kevin Kurz
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

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