Mueller was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Monday. The 21-year-old has bounced between the minors and NHL, and has mostly served as a healthy scratch when he's been with the Sharks. With a five-day gap between games, the Sharks sent down Mueller and a number of others to get some extra work.
Mueller was recalled from the AHL's San Jose Barracuda on Saturday to take a road trip to Arizona. This is the fifth time Mueller has been called up to play with the Sharks this season, although the only time he actually was in the line-up was in a January stint where he played in four games. The defenseman from Switzerland made the most of it, scoring one goal and notching an assist before being sent back down. There is no indication that Mueller will play against the Coyotes on Saturday, but he will at the very least serve as extra depth in case of injury or illness.
Mueller was sent down to AHL San Jose on Friday. The defenseman only played in three games in his time with the big league, so he isn't much of a fantasy option when he is with the big club. However, he scored a goal and assist in one of those games, so he had a somewhat productive trip. If the Sharks need more depth later in the year, Mueller would be a likely call-up candidate.
Mueller scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Saturday's win over Detroit. It was just the third game of the season for Mueller, who only logged 10:24 of ice time. The 21-year-old was recently recalled from the AHL and isn't expected to take on a big role at this time. He isn't exactly tearing it up scoring-wise with Barracuda so don't get too many ideas from his multi-point showing Saturday.
Mueller was recalled from the AHL on Monday. Mueller is being brought up to offset the loss of Marc-Edouard Vlasic (face) to injured reserve, and to cover for the potential gap left on the blue line if David Schlemko (upper body) cant go Tuesday against the Kings. The 21-year-old Swiss native has yet to make an appearance with the big club this year after playing in 11 games last season and 39 in 2014-15. Mueller had just four points during that span and has a modest eight assists in 25 games this year for the AHL affiliate, so the likelihood of him factoring into the scoring with the Sharks -- even if he does crack the lineup -- seems low.
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