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Dainius Zubrus | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/16/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
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As expected, the Sharks have announced a one-year, two-way contract with Dainius Zubrus.
He skated on professional tryouts with San Jose and St. Louis after he was bought out by the New Jersey Devils. The Sharks decided to offer him a deal that will reportedly earn him $600,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the minors. Zubrus is expected to make his San Jose debut Wednesday against Chicago. He will play on the fourth line with Chris Tierney and Mike Brown. Nov 24 - 5:41 PM

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San Jose is expected to announce a one-year, two-way deal with Dainius Zubrus on Tuesday.

He has been skating with the team on a professional tryout and could make his Sharks' debut on Wednesday.
Nov 24 - 2:16 PM

Dainius Zubrus is likely to sign with the Sharks next week, according to Sportsnet's Damien Cox.

Zubrus has been with the club on a professional tryout. He had four goals and 10 points with he Devils last season.
Nov 21 - 9:45 PM

Dainius Zubrus skated with the Sharks Monday after agreeing to a professional tryout.

He was with the St. Louis Blues on a tryout on Oct. 27, but he was released from that earlier this month. With the Sharks, he is reunited with coach Pete DeBoer, who was behind the bench with Zubrus for three-plus seasons on the New Jersey Devils.
Nov 16 - 5:17 PM

Dainius Zubrus has been released from his professional tryout.

Zubrus accepted a PTO at the same time as Martin Havlat, but Havlat is the one that ended up with a contract. Zubrus, 37, had four goals and 10 points in 74 contests with New Jersey in 2014-15.
Nov 6 - 12:23 PM

Dainius Zubrus has been invited to skate with the Blues on a professional tryout.

He recorded four goals and 10 points along with 42 penalty minutes in 74 games with the New Jersey Devils last season. Zubrus was bought out after the year.
Oct 27 - 4:13 PM

Dainius Zubrus has been officially bought out by the New Jersey Devils.

Zubrus had to clear waivers before New Jersey could terminate his contract and now he has. The Devils will still be charged his $3.1 million cap hit in 2015-16 because he was a 35-and-over signing, but they don't have to pay his full salary now and have freed up a roster spot for a future move.
Jul 30 - 12:53 PM

Dainius Zubrus was caught off guard by the New Jersey Devils' decision to buy him out.

That's partially due to the timing as Zubrus would have been more prepared had this happened in June. At the same time he knows he's coming off of a bad season "stats-wise" as he recorded just 10 points in 74 games. "Saying that, I think I can play in the NHL," Zubrus said. "I'm an NHL player and I think I will play."
Jul 30 - 11:42 AM

Devils GM Ray Shero wanted to create some roster flexibility by buying out Dainius Zubrus.

"You're talking to other managers and there are certainly free agents out there," Shero said. "It's not that anything is imminent and it really wasn't about Dainius himself. It was more about the roster spot/flexibility moving forward." Because of Zubrus' age when he signed his contract, his full $3.1 million annual cap hit will still count against the Devils in 2015-16. He had four goals and six assists in 74 contests last season.
Jul 29 - 10:23 PM

As the Bergen Record notes, the Devils won't actually get any cap savings by buying out Dainius Zubrus' contract.

That's because Zubrus was signed as a 35-years-old and over player, so his $3.1 million cap hit will count against New Jersey in 2015-16 even if he's bought out. The Devils are saving some money by terminating his contract though and freeing up a roster spot for a young forward. Zubrus had 10 points and 42 penalty minutes in 74 games last season. He's on unconditional waivers.
Jul 29 - 12:54 PM

The New Jersey Devils have placed Dainius Zubrus on unconditional waivers.

If Zubrus clears then he will be bought out. He had one season at $3.1 million left on his contract. Zubrus, 37, had just 10 points and 42 penalty minutes in 74 contests in 2014-15.
Jul 29 - 12:42 PM

Dainius Zubrus was not at all happy with the 6-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

The Rangers and Devils meet again on Tuesday so Zubrus and his teammates will have a chance at redemption. "Absolutely. We hate losing. It doesn't matter who it is against, but these are divisional games and especially playing against these guys," Zubrus said. "There is no doubt we want to come out with our best game on Tuesday and win the game. I don't know what that would do for them in the standings, but we want to win. We want to play well."
Apr 5 - 7:33 AM

Dainius Zubrus scored the Devils' only goal in their 2-1 loss to Anaheim on Sunday.

The 36-year-old had some productive seasons in the NHL but it's safe to say that those days are long gone. This was Zubrus' first point in nine games. Zubrus has just four goals and nine points in 68 games for the Devils. It was reported earlier that New Jersey would like to cut ties with Zubrus but he is under contract for next season. Unless they buy him out or send him to the minors, expect him to be on their roster again in 2015-16.
Mar 29 - 9:51 PM

It's possible that Dainius Zubrus may not be a member of the New Jersey Devils next season despite a no-trade contract according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

The newspaper stated that the Devils really don't want to pay $3.1 million for a checker who has only three goals and eight points in 66 games. "I don't know what the future holds," Zubrus told NJ Advance Media. "We've missed the playoffs a couple of seasons now. I know the last 10 games or so I've played against the top lines a lot with Patty (Elias) and Gio (Stephen Gionta). I think, for the most part, we've done pretty well. We've done a decent job shutting lines down and not being easy to play against. I like doing that. I enjoy playing against good players. Of course I would like to get more offense out of myself because the chances are there. But I still think I can play against top players and not be easy to play against."
Mar 28 - 9:54 AM

Dainius Zubrus scored a goal in a 6-2 loss Tuesday night.

It was Zubrus' first point since Jan. 31. He has eight points in 59 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 11 - 9:50 AM

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All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Chris Tierney
LW1Melker Karlsson
2Patrick Marleau
3Tomas Hertl
4Dainius Zubrus
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Joel Ward
3Matthew Nieto
4Joonas Donskoi
5Ben Smith
6Micheal Haley
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Matt Tennyson
7Mirco Mueller
G1Martin Jones
2Alex Stalock