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Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Scores in return
Barabanov scored a goal on his lone shot in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.
After missing 18 games with a broken finger, Barabanov scored his first goal of the season late in the third period Sunday, redirecting a Calen Addison feed past Jonathan Quick to cut the Sharks' deficit to 6-5. The 29-year-old Barabanov played 18:19 of ice time in the loss, third most among San Jose forwards, including 2:01 on the power play. He should continue to work in a top-six role after tallying 15 goals and 47 points in 68 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Removed from IR
Barabanov (finger) was activated from injured reserve Sunday, per the NHL media site.
Barabanov is expected to return from an 18-game absence in Sunday's contest against the Rangers. He is projected to play alongside Tomas Hertl and William Eklund, per Max Miller of The Hockey News. Barabanov doesn't have a point in six appearances this season, but he has been credited with nine shots on goal and three hits.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Could return soon
Barabanov (finger) is expected to play at some point during the team's current six-game road trip but won't be in action versus the Devils on Friday, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.
Barabanov has been out of the lineup since Oct. 24 versus the Panthers, a stretch of 17 games on the shelf. Prior to getting injured, the winger had yet to register a point but was starting to pick things up with nine shots in his last three contests. With the number of forward injuries for the Sharks, Barabanov could be in line for a top-six role once given the all-clear.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Out 4-6 weeks
Barabanov is expected to miss four-to-six weeks due to a broken finger, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Barabanov, who is already on injured reserve, won't require surgery. He didn't have a point and posted nine shots on goal in six outings prior to getting injured. Fabian Zetterlund has been playing alongside Tomas Hertl and Anthony Duclair during Barabanov's absence.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Designated for injured reserve
Barabanov (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
Barabanov was already expected to miss significant time, so his designation for IR shouldn't come as a surprise. In a corresponding move, the Sharks brought up Ryan Carpenter from the minors. Prior to getting hurt, Barabanov was struggling with zero points in six games.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Out indefinitely
Barabanov (upper body) will be out for "a while," coach David Quinn told Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now on Wednesday.
Barabanov sustained the injury late in the third period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Florida. The 29-year-old hasn't recorded a point through six games this season, but he finished the 2022-23 campaign with 15 goals and 47 points in 68 outings. While Barabanov is unavailable, Givani Smith, who spent the last two contests as a healthy scratch, is likely to draw into the lineup. Barabanov's absence might also lead to rookie William Eklund playing an increased role.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Sustains injury
Barabanov sustained an undisclosed injury Tuesday versus the Panthers, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Head coach David Quinn didn't have an update on Barabanov after the game. The Sharks are set for a back-to-back versus the Lightning on Thursday and the Hurricanes on Friday. If the winger can't play, Givani Smith is the only currently healthy forward available on the Sharks' roster.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Earns praise at first practice
Barabanov (lower body) practiced Thursday, and general manager Mike Grier described the forward as "stronger and quicker" compared to last season, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Barabanov put up 47 points in 68 games last season before the lower-body injury ended his campaign early. The 29-year-old has often played with Tomas Hertl since joining the Sharks, and while the team added depth on the wings in the offseason, Barabanov could still have a chance to play a significant role this year.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Likely done for season
Barabanov (lower body) likely won't return before the end of the 2022-23 season, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Barabanov hasn't played since March 25 against Calgary. He generated 15 goals, 47 points and 120 shots on net in 68 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Remains out
Barabanov (lower body) won't play Saturday against Arizona and could be unavailable for the rest of the season, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Barabanov, who has been out since March 25, hasn't resumed skating yet. He has produced 15 goals, 47 points and 120 shots on net in 68 contests this campaign. Danil Gushchin, who will make his NHL debut Saturday, will get a chance to play with Tomas Hertl against the Coyotes.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Not playing Thursday
Barabanov (lower body) won't play Thursday versus the Golden Knights, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Barabanov is set to miss his second straight game with the injury. There's been no timeline established, and with the Sharks out of the playoff hunt, they'll likely take no risks with the winger's health.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Sidelined with lower-body issue
Barabanov (lower body) is considered day-to-day and won't play Tuesday versus Winnipeg, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
With Barabanov nursing an injury, Jeffrey Viel will jump into the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Winnipeg. Barabnov, who's picked up 15 goals and 47 points through 68 contests this season, will be reevaluated prior to Thursday's game versus Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Earns pair of points
Barabanov scored a goal, dished an assist and logged three hits in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Oilers.
This was Barabanov's fourth mutli-point outing through 10 games in March. He scored the opening goal in the first period and set up Erik Karlsson's second tally of the contest, which was the Sharks' last. Barabanov is up to 15 goals, 47 points, 119 shots, 39 hits and a minus-27 rating through 66 games overall as a consistent presence in the top six.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Grabs two points
Barabanov scored a power-play goal on two shots and added an assist in Tuesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
Barabanov has a goal and four helpers over his last three outings, and he's up to eight points through seven games in March. The 28-year-old winger has 14 tallies, 31 assists, 114 shots on net and a minus-26 rating through 63 contests overall. He remains on the second line and top power-play unit, providing some sneaky depth value in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Picks up 30th helper
Barabanov notched a power-play assist, three shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.
Barabanov has enjoyed a hot start to March with two goals and four helpers over his last six games. The winger's helper Saturday was his first power-play point since Feb. 12. For the season, the 28-year-old has 13 goals, 30 assists, 112 shots on net and a minus-25 rating through 62 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Gets two helpers Thursday
Barabanov collected two assists in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Thursday.
Barabanov also recorded two PIM and two shots in 18:29 of ice time. He's up to 13 goals, 42 points, 20 PIM and 109 shots in 61 games this season. Barabanov's provided two goals and five points over his last five outings.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: One of each in loss
Barabanov scored a goal, dished an assist and added two PIM in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Blues.
Barabanov picked up both points in the first period as the Sharks established a 2-0 lead. The 28-year-old had gone four games without a point entering Thursday. The winger is up to 12 goals on the year, and he's matched his career high with 39 points through 57 contests. It took him 70 games to reach that mark a year ago.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Scores again Saturday
Barabanov scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Sabres.
Barabanov scored for the fifth time in seven games, and he's also produced four assists in that span. The 28-year-old led all Sharks forwards with 20:18 of ice time in Saturday's loss -- he's been in a top-six role all season, but this is a strong show of trust from head coach David Quinn. Barabanov now has 11 goals, 37 points, 95 shots on net and a minus-22 rating through 52 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Deposits lone goal in loss
Barabanov scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
Barabanov matched his career high with his 10th goal of the season, opening the scoring at 17:04 of the second period. The 28-year-old continues to be a pleasant surprise in a top-six role -- he now has 36 points through 51 outings this season. The winger has added 92 shots on net and a minus-21 rating, though the potential of a 50-point campaign means fantasy managers can likely look past the flaws on his stat line.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Earns pair of points
Barabanov scored a power-play goal on two shots and added an assist in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Capitals.
Barabanov's second-period marker stood as the game-winner, and he also set up Erik Karlsson's insurance tally in the third. With three goals and four helpers over his last four contests, Barabanov has made better use of his top-six role lately. He's up to nine goals, 35 points, 88 shots and a minus-20 rating through 49 games in what's likely to end up as a career year for the 28-year-old.... See More ... See Less
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