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Sharks' Tomas Hertl: In lineup after all
Hertl (middle body) will play in Thursday's game versus the Bruins, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.
Hertl was not a full participant in warmups but will suit up nonetheless. Kevin Labanc will be scratched to make room for Hertl's return after a one-game absence.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Not expected to play
Hertl (middle body) is not expected to play Thursday versus the Bruins, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.
Hertl was reportedly on the ice to begin warmups, but it doesn't look like he's ready to return to the lineup. He'll miss a second straight game, but his attendance in warmups suggests he could be a game-time decision for Friday's contest in New Jersey.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Mackenzie Blackwood: Slated to start Thursday
Blackwood is set to start on the road against Boston on Thursday, according to Max Miller of The Hockey News.
Blackwood has a 3-9-2 record, 3.60 GAA and .902 save percentage in 16 contests this season. He's coming off a great showing in which he saved 33 of 34 shots in a 2-1 win over Washington. The Bruins might provide him with more trouble, though. They're 14-4-3 and in a four-way tie for 10th offensively with 3.33 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Mackenzie Blackwood: Gets Thursday's start
Blackwood will start Thursday's road game versus Boston, according to Max Miller of The Hockey News.
Blackwood picked up his first win in six starts Tuesday, turning aside 33 shots in a 2-1 win over Washington. Blackwood is 3-9-2 with a 3.60 GAA and .902 save percentage for the lowly Sharks. The backstop figures to see plenty of rubber Thursday considering San Jose is allowing an NHL-worst 36.8 shots per game.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Justin Bailey: Garners assist in team debut
Bailey notched a power-play assist in Monday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Bailey did solid work to set up Luke Kunin for the game-winning goal in the third period. In his Sharks debut, Bailey logged 11:39 of ice time while playing on the fourth line. The assist was his first NHL point since the 2018-19 campaign, when he was with the Flyers. It's unclear how long the 28-year-old will stick around with the big club after signing an NHL deal Monday -- he began the year on an AHL-only contract with the Barracuda.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Nikita Okhotyuk: Provides helper in win
Okhotyuk notched an assist, two shots on goal, three hits, three blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Okhotyuk was scratched Saturday versus the Canucks, but it appears to just be standard rest for the 22-year-old as he adjusts to the rigors of a full NHL campaign. He's logged four assists over his last five games, growing into a top-four role on the Sharks' blue line. Okhotyuk is up to five assists, 27 blocked shots, 20 hits, 16 PIM, nine shots on net and a minus-5 rating through a career-high 12 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Ty Emberson: Collects power-play helper
Emberson notched a power-play assist and five hits in Monday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Emberson has a goal and an assist over his last two games after going seven contests without a point to begin November. The 23-year-old defenseman is still finding his footing in the NHL, and that hasn't often included power-play time. Overall, he's earned three points with 14 shots on net, 26 hits, 17 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating through 14 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Mikael Granlund: Produces assist Monday
Granlund recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Granlund has a goal and five helpers over his last seven contests, with three of his assists in that span coming on the power play. The 31-year-old led the Sharks' forwards with 21:38 of ice time in this game due to Tomas Hertl (middle body) being out. Granlund is up to seven points, 25 shots on net, 20 hits, six PIM and a minus-7 raitng through 15 appearances. He could maintain his recent productivity with a short-term boost in playing time given Hertl's injury, which is not expected to be serious.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Luke Kunin: Nets winner on power play
Kunin scored a power-play goal on three shots in Monday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Kunin snapped his four-game point drought with his third-period tally, which was the game-winner. The 25-year-old got a turn as a top-six center due to Tomas Hertl (middle body) being out of the lineup. Kunin has done alright while floating around the lineup this year, racking up five goals, two assists, 40 shots on net, 27 hits, 18 blocked shots, 27 PIM and a minus-11 rating through 22 appearances. Two of his seven points have come with the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Fabian Zetterlund: Goals in consecutive games
Zetterlund scored a goal on six shots in Monday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Zetterlund has bounced back from a four-game slump to score in each of the last two contests. His tally Monday opened the scoring at 10:23 of the first period. Zetterlund is up to six goals, three assists, 51 shots on net, 23 hits, 23 blocked shots and a minus-14 rating through 22 appearances this season. While he's not exactly consistent on offense, he's done more than enough to maintain a top-six position.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Mackenzie Blackwood: Makes 33 saves in win
Blackwood stopped 33 of 34 shots in Monday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
In a battle of the league's two lowest-scoring teams, it was no surprise this game was played on tight margins. Blackwood got the job done with a strong performance despite the Sharks getting outshot 34-23. This victory snapped a five-game winless stretch for the 26-year-old, who is now at 3-9-2 with a 3.60 GAA and a .902 save percentage through 16 appearances this season. The Sharks set out on a road trip over the next week, with the first stop in Boston on Thursday, though it's possible head coach David Quinn saves Blackwood for Friday's game against New Jersey, his former team.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Mackenzie Blackwood: Set to face Washington
Blackwood was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, per Max Miller of The Hockey News, indicating he will protect the home net Monday against Washington.
Blackwood is coming off a 22-save effort in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal. He has a record of 2-9-2 this season with a 3.80 GAA and an .897 save percentage through 15 games played. The Capitals rank 31st in the league with 2.41 goals per contest this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Not playing Monday
Hertl won't play Monday against Washington because of a mid-body injury, per Max Miller of The Hockey News.
Hertl has produced four goals, 16 points, 47 shots on net, 17 blocked shots and 22 hits over 21 games this season. The injury is not believed to be serious, according to Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News. Luke Kunin is projected to replace Hertl on the top line.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Justin Bailey: Inks one-year deal
Bailey signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sharks on Monday.
Bailey, who has six goals and 11 points in 16 contests with AHL San Jose this campaign, will report to the Sharks. In a corresponding move, Filip Zadina (upper body) was placed on injured reserve. Bailey has five goals and nine points over 82 career NHL appearances.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Filip Zadina: Lands on IR
Zadina (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Zadina sat out Saturday's 4-3 win over Vancouver after he was injured in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal. He will miss at least the next three contests, starting with Monday's matchup against Washington. Zadina has three goals, two assists and 30 shots on net over 20 outings this season. In a corresponding move, Justin Bailey was added to the Sharks' roster after signing a one-year, two-way contract.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Mario Ferraro: Chips in with helper
Ferraro posted an assist and blocked two shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.
Ferraro helped out on a Mikael Granlund goal in the third period. The assist was Ferraro's first point through 12 outings in November -- he's also gone minus-13 while racking up 41 blocked shots this month. The 25-year-old defenseman showed some offensive promise early in his career, but he hasn't developed that side of his game much. He's at three assists, 36 shots on net, 64 blocks, 22 hits, 16 PIM and a minus-19 rating through 21 contests in a top-four role this season.... See More ... See Less
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