• Isles Add To Forward Depth With Kearns

    News: Bracken Kearns signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Thursday.
    Analysis: The 34-year-old Bracken Kearns played overseas last season, racking up 20 points in 45 games in the Finnish Elite League. He'll serve as a depth option on the wing for the Islanders at AHL Bridgeport.
  • Bruins Release Kearns From PTO

    News: Bracken Kearns was released by the Bruins from his tryout agreement Sunday, the Boston Globe reports.
    Analysis: Bracken Kearns, 33, appeared in a career-high 25 NHL games last season with the Sharks, recording three goals and two assists. He could still stick with the Boston organization if he signs an AHL contract.
  • Kearns Has Assist In Sharks Win

    News: Bracken Kearns had an assist and no shots through 12:35 of ice time in Friday's win over the Avalanche.
    Analysis: That's his first point since being recalled this time and ends a 15-game pointless streak for Bracken Kearns.
  • Sharks Recall Kearns

    News: Bracken Kearns has been recalled from AHL Worcester on Tuesday.
    Analysis: Bracken Kearns had three goals, an assist, and six penalty minutes in 22 minutes with the Sharks earlier this season.
  • Sharks' Kearns Reassigned To AHL

    News: Bracken Kearns was reassigned to AHL Worcester on Friday.
    Analysis: Bracken Kearns was recalled earlier in the day and won't get any chance to make an impact. He's on the roster for Friday's game, but as a healthy scratch.
  • Sharks' Kearns Get The Call

    News: Bracken Kearns was recalled from AHL Worcester on Friday.
    Analysis: The addition of Bracken Kearns gives Todd McLellan a little more lineup flexibility with Raffi Torres nursing some soreness after returning from knee surgery. Kearns had three goals and an assist in his 22 games with the Sharks earlier this season.
  • Sharks Demote Kearns

    News: The Sharks have assigned Bracken Kearns to AHL Worcester.
    Analysis: By demoting Bracken Kearns, who has notched four points in 22 games this season with the Sharks, the team frees up a roster spot for the potential return of forwards Logan Couture and Raffi Torres.
  • Sharks Place Kearns On Waivers

    News: Bracken Kearns was placed on waivers Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: The move was likely made with the intention of opening roster space for Logan Couture (hand) to return from injured reserve for the Sharks' first game out of the Olympic break. Bracken Kearns, 32, has tallied three goals and an assist over 22 games for the Sharks this season.
  • Sharks' Kearns Struggling To Earn Playing Time

    News: Bracken Kearns has three goals and one assist in 22 games this season.
    Analysis: Bracken Kearns has always shown a nose for the net in the AHL, but has struggled to score at the next level. Try to avoid him until he regularly cracks the lineup.
  • Kearns Continues Offensive Burst For Sharks

    News: Bracken Kearns had an assist and a plus-1 rating in Thursday's win over Detroit.
    Analysis: Bracken Kearns continues to provide much needed offensive support in San Jose. In the first seven games of his NHL career he had zero points; in the seven since he has three goals and an assist. He remains a risky pickup, but is worth keeping an eye on as he could earn a spot on the roster even as the team begins to get healthy.