Player News - Sharks

Date: Team: Pos:

Raffi Torres has had the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee completely removed.

Torres still hopes to resume skating in a week or so. "People have helped me along the way and I'm hoping that I can get back and start helping this team out the way I know I can," Torres said. "At the end of the day, I haven't played in a couple years, but I feel good. Mentally, I feel refreshed." More accurately, Torres has been limited to just five games since the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
Nov 25 - 5:59 PM

Sharks coach Todd McLellan realizes that he might be fired if the Sharks don't turn their season around.

San Jose has a 10-9-4 record so far this season. "I feel confident with myself and the coaching staff, but I'm also a realist," McLellan said. "I know that the team hasn't performed to the level that any of us are happy with -- not just ownership and management, but also coaches and players aren't happy with the results." McLellan is in his seventh season as the Sharks' head coach and while they've had some regular season success over that span, the team has largely underperformed in the playoffs. They suffered an embarrassing collapse to the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2014 postseason and to stumble out of the gate after that has to be frustrating for the organization.
Nov 25 - 11:12 AM

Adam Burish has cleared waivers and has been sent to the AHL.

The 31-year-old has three points in 20 games this season.
Nov 23 - 2:41 PM

The San Jose Sharks recalled Matt Tennyson from the AHL.

Tennyson hasn't played in the NHL since the 2012-13 season. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Nov 23 - 2:40 PM

Mike Brown (hand) is close to a return.

Brown suffered the injury on October 9 and since he has enforcer tendencies, the Sharks want his hand to be at 100 percent before he returns to the lineup. His fantasy value consists of his penalty minute total but he will chip in with an occasional point.
Nov 23 - 11:11 AM

Alex Stalock (minor knee surgery) is skating on his own.

Stalock had the surgery on November 13 and while there is still no timetable for his return, it's a good sign that he is skating. The heir apparent in San Jose has a 2-2-1 record with a 2.38 GAA and a .925 save percentage.
Nov 23 - 11:08 AM

Brenden Dillon made his San Jose debut on Saturday, alongside Brent Burns.

Dillon was dealt to the Sharks on Friday and had trouble with the airlines as his equipment was misplaced on a direct flight to San Jose. Nevertheless, he managed to get it and played 21:20 and had four hits with a blocked shot. Look for his hits to improve as he had only 27 in 20 games with Dallas.
Nov 23 - 10:48 AM

Joe Pavelski scored his 200th NHL goal on Saturday.

Pavelski joined Patrick Marleau and Owen Nolan as the only Sharks to do so for San Jose. Pavelski now has nine goals and 19 points in 23 games as San Jose leads the NHL in games played.
Nov 23 - 10:44 AM

Tommy Wingels tallied a goal for the Sharks in their 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes on Saturday night.

The 26-year-old is a valuable hockey player, but his offensive side is a bit limited. With six goals and 11 points, though, he appears set to topple his 16 goals and 38 points from last year, which were both career highs. It's worth noting that his year began with eight points in 12 games, too. Joe Pavelski and Andrew Desjardins also scored in the loss.
Nov 23 - 1:43 AM

Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 25 shots in the Sharks’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes on Saturday night

Not the best effort from the Sharks’ number-one netminder. Niemi gave up two goals in the first period to set the Sharks back, then gave up one early in the third to Shane Doan to give the Coyotes a short-lived lead. Niemi currently sports a 2.58 goals-against average and .915 save percentage this season.
Nov 23 - 1:41 AM

The San Jose Sharks will have new defenseman Brenden Dillon in their lineup on Saturday ... at least if his equipment makes it on time.

The big 24-year-old has limited fantasy value in "grit stats" areas, as he has 23 PIM and 27 hits in 20 games so far this season. The 2013-14 campaign is more ideal: 86 PIM, 168 hits and 149 blocked shots. Still not a huge factor, but he can help in peripheral categories.
Nov 22 - 2:29 PM

The San Jose Sharks put winger Adam Burish on waivers on Saturday.

Aside from penalty minutes (33 in 20 games), Burish doesn't provide a whole lot of value in fantasy. Still, he's played enough games this season that it's at least noteworthy. The Sharks continue to struggle mightily lately.
Nov 22 - 12:13 PM

Joe Thornton is leading the San Jose Sharks in scoring with 20 points in 22 games.

What is most surprising is that Thornton has seven goals this season as he is usually an assist machine. He is on pace for 25-plus goals this season and the last time he hit that mark was in the 2008-09 season when he had 25. He is also on an eight game scoring streak so keep him in your lineup.
Nov 22 - 11:13 AM

Raffi Torres (knee) is back in San Jose after rehabbing in his hometown of Toronto.

There is no timetable for his return as Torres was expected to miss at least the first few months of the 2014-15 season after he suffered a setback in his rehab in August when an infection set into his surgically repaired right knee. Consider him out indefinitely at this time.
Nov 22 - 11:10 AM

Scott Hannan or Matt Irwin could be in the press box with the trade for Brenden Dillon.

Dillon was dealt from Dallas to San Jose yesterday and will slot in as a three or four defenseman on the Sharks, forcing everyone to move down the depth chart.
Nov 22 - 10:58 AM


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