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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
38-16-6 82
33-19-7 73
34-20-2 70
29-19-10 68
29-25-5 63
25-22-11 61
20-35-3 43
15-36-5 35

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 5 8 -9 14:34 12

Top Nico Sturm News

  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Offers helper in win

    Sturm notched an assist and two hits in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Flames.

    Sturm was okay to play Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game versus the Jets with a head injury. The 28-year-old center snapped his four-game slump with the helper on the first of Filip Zadina's two goals in the third period. Sturm has mainly filled a middle-six role this year, picking up eight points, 35 shots on net, 31 hits, 23 blocked shots and a minus-8 rating through 34 outings.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Set to play Thursday

    Sturm (head) is good to play Thursday versus Calgary, per Max Miller of The Hockey News.

    Sturm left Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Winnipeg because of a hit from Logan Stanley, but it seems he won't miss a full game due to the injury. Sturm has three goals and seven points in 33 outings in 2023-24. He's projected to serve on the third line versus the Flames.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Sustains injury Wednesday

    Sturm (head) sustained an injury after taking a hit from Logan Stanley in Wednesday's game versus the Jets, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    There was no update on Sturm after the game, but he was pointing to his head as he left the ice following the hit. The 28-year-old has seven points through 33 outings this season, so he's not a player fantasy managers will need to keep tabs on. If Sturm can't play Thursday versus the Flames, Kevin Labanc may enter the lineup.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Capitalizes on turnover

    Sturm scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.

    Sturm has a goal and two assists over three games since he returned from an abdominal injury. The 28-year-old picked off a pass and banked in his shot from behind the net to get the Sharks on the board in the third period Tuesday. Sturm plays in a bottom-six role, so his offense is likely to recede eventually. For the season, he has seven points, 31 shots on net, 16 hits, 22 blocked shots and a minus-8 rating through 29 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Playing against Ducks

    Sturm (abdomen) will be activated off injured reserve ahead of Saturday's matchup with Anaheim, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sturm has been on the shelf since Dec. 12 against the Jets, a stretch of 16 games on the sideline due to his abdominal injury. With Logan Couture (lower body) making his season debut as well, the Sharks suddenly find themselves with some center depth. As such, Sturm figures to slide into a third-line role behind Couture and Tomas Hertl.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: On track to return

    Sturm (abdomen) is on track to return Saturday against Anaheim, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sturm will need to be activated off injured reserve before returning, but it looks like that shoud happen prior to Saturday's contest. The 28-year-old forward has collected just four points through 26 contests this season, so his return to action won't make waves in fantasy circles.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Deemed week-to-week

    Sturm (middle body) is considered week-to-week, per Ryan Boulding of NHL.com.

    Sturm was placed on injured reserve Friday after suffering a mid-body injury in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Winnipeg. He has collected two goals, two assists, 30 shots on net and 21 blocked shots over 26 contests this campaign. Jack Studnicka, who was acquired from Vancouver on Friday, will make his San Jose debut in Sunday's contest versus Colorado.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Lands on IR

    Sturm (middle body) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sturm won't be eligible to play until at least Dec. 21 against Arizona after being injured Tuesday against Winnipeg. The newly-acquired Jack Studnicka could be promoted to replace Sturm on the NHL roster.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Likely to miss road trip

    Sturm (middle body) is expected to miss the Sharks' next two games, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sturm suffered the injury Tuesday and appears likely to be out Friday versus the Coyotes and Sunday versus the Avalanche at a minimum. Givani Smith figures to enter the lineup in a fourth-line role while Sturm is sidelined, though Ryan Carpenter (undisclosed) could also be an option once he's activated from injured reserve.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Being evaluated

    Sturm, who suffered what coach David Quinn termed a "mid-body" injury Tuesday, is being evaluated Wednesday, according to Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Pashelka believes Sturm is likely to miss some time, but more information should be available Thursday. He has two goals and four points in 26 contests this season. Givani Smith might draw into the lineup Friday versus Arizona if Sturm can't play.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Departs in third period

    Sturm sustained what head coach David Quinn described as a "mid-body" injury in the third period of Tuesday's game versus the Jets, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.

    Sturm's injury will once again test the Sharks' already shaky center depth. The forward's timeline to return is unclear pending further evaluation. If Sturm misses Friday's game in Arizona, Luke Kunin could move up to center the third line after returning from an injury as a winger Tuesday.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Good to go

    Sturm (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sturm will be back in the fold after missing Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers. He has contributed two assists, 22 shots on goal, 21 blocked shots and 12 hits in 22 appearances this season. Sturm is slated to center the third line in Tuesday's contest.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Won't play Sunday

    Sturm (lower body) won't play Sunday against the Rangers.

    Sturm will be replaced in the lineup by Alexander Barabanov, who will return from a broken finger. Sturm has picked up two assists, 22 shots on goal, 21 blocked shots and 12 hits in 22 appearances this season.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Good to return Friday

    Sturm, who was on the non-roster injured reserve list for personal reasons, is back with the Sharks and expected to draw into the lineup Friday versus Montreal, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    Sturm missed the Sharks' previous two games. He has two assists, a minus-12 rating, eight hits and 14 blocks in 17 contests this season. With Sturm available Friday, Nikolai Knyzhov might be a healthy scratch.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Stepping away from team

    Sturm will miss the next two games as he takes a personal leave of absence, the Sharks announced Friday. Sturm will be designated for non-roster status during his leave, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Sturm will not be an option for the team's two-game road trip in which the Sharks will face Vancouver and Seattle on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. In his stead, Kevin Labanc should return to the lineup while Ryan Carpenter and Luke Kunin figure to be in contention for a third-line role.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Logs assist

    Sturm recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Blues.

    Sturm has two helpers over his last five games, accounting for all of his offense this season. The 28-year-old forward has added 14 blocked shots, eight hits, 16 shots on net, eight PIM and a minus-12 rating. He's played mainly in a middle-six role, though that comes with little power-play time, so his offense isn't likely to grow much.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Offers helper in win

    Sturm notched an assist and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Oilers.

    Sturm earned his first point of the campaign, setting up a Filip Zadina tally in the third period. A defensive forward, Sturm has had it tough in the Sharks' low-scoring and shaky lineup. He's picked up 11 shots on net, 11 blocked shots, six hits, six PIM and a minus-11 rating through 13 contests. He had a career high of just 26 points in 2022-23, so most fantasy managers won't need to keep track of Sturm's production this season.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Shakes off tough injury

    Sturm was hit in the face with a shot in Friday's 3-0 loss against the Hurricanes, but he was able to return.

    Sturm was hit near the ear, and he was down for several moments midway through the second period after receiving friendly fire off the stick of Mario Ferraro. Sturm was tended to on ice by the training staff before immediately going to the locker room. He was able to return and finish the game, but he ended up scoreless with two shots in 15:21 of ice time while winning an amazing 17 of 20 faceoff attempts. The 28-year-old German has yet to record a point through seven games this year, so there's no reason for fantasy managers to keep tabs on him.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Picks up two helpers

    Sturm recorded two assists in a 7-2 victory over Arizona on Saturday.

    Sturm had his first multi-point game since Feb. 25. Sturm's not a major offensive force, but he has set new career highs with 14 goals and 26 points in 68 appearances in 2022-23. It helps that he entered Saturday's contest averaging 14:45 of ice time, which is up from 11:54 in 2021-22.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Lends helper in win

    Sturm notched an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Jets.

    Sturm set up a Kevin Labanc goal early in the third period. Over his last five games, Sturm has a goal, two assists, 11 shots on net and seven hits. The 27-year-old continues to center the Sharks' third line, and he's up to a career-high 24 points with 112 shots on net, 91 hits and a minus-11 rating through 66 outings this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Age: 28
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left