Mueller was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Tuesday. With Marc-Edouard Vlasic ready to return to action for Thursday's Game 1 against the Kings, the Sharks are no longer in need of Mueller's services as a depth defenseman. The 21-year-old blueliner has registered eight shots on goal with a minus-4 rating over 11 games with the Sharks this season. He likely won't be back with the Sharks this season unless the team sustains another injury at defense during their postseason run.
Mueller has been recalled from AHL San Jose, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Mueller is likely being called up to provide San Jose defensive pairings with some emergency depth. The 21-year-old Swiss defenseman has skated in 10 games with the Sharks this season and has not recorded a point.
Mueller has been reassigned to AHL San Jose. Currently, Mueller is a fringe player based on how he's frequently shuffled between organizational ranks this season. Considering he was the 18th overall draft selection in 2013, it's a great sign for his development that he's already had NHL experience, even though it's only been 10 games. Mueller is a tank on the ice at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds and should remain a popular call-up when the Sharks need to handle more physical opponents.
Mueller has been recalled from AHL San Jose. Mueller commonly shuffles between the Sharks and their minor-league affiliate. In fact, he was reassigned as recently as Sunday when it was believed that defenseman Brendan Dillon (upper body) would be able to return Tuesday. However, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports that there does not appear to be any lineup changes based on the morning skate, meaning that Dillon is not quite ready. As for Mueller, he brings decent size on the blue line at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, but his fantasy value will be severely limited so long as his playing time is predicated on the health of others.
Mueller was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Sunday. Mueller was recalled Feb. 11 as insurance along the blue line, but didn't draw into the lineup during his brief stint with the parent club. CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz suggests the move may indicate that Brenden Dillon (upper body) will be ready for the team's upcoming road trip. Mueller doesn't provide much fantasy value even when with the Sharks, so the move shouldn't have much impact on the whole.
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