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Joe Thornton, # 19
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7674350849
 
Patrick Marleau, # 12
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
76261945622
 
Joel Ward, # 42
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7481927-426
 
News
Ward extended his pointless streak to seven games and skated to a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers.

Given Team Teal's high-scoring output, it's a shame that Ward fell on the undesirable side of the plus-minus. He's been a huge liability in the defensive zone, going minus-8 over the scoreless stretch. The Sharks and fantasy owners alike depend on the 36-year-old for special-teams contributions, including work on the penalty kill, but he's fading at arguably the worst possible time.

Brent Burns, # 88
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
762845731740
 
Paul Martin, # 7
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7542024820
 
Jannik Hansen, # 36
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
377916029
 
News
Hansen scored a goal and chipped in a helper in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers.

Hansen finally found twine in his ninth game as a Shark after being acquired from Vancouver. His 16 points aren't exactly anything to write home about, but the fact he's done that in 37 contests would amount to a 35-point pace over a full season, which would come close to his career-high effort of 39 set back in 2011-12. That said, it'll be interesting to see what he can do in a full season with San Jose next year.

Joe Pavelski, # 8
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
762837651132
 
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, # 44
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
6951823435
 
News
Vlasic (undisclosed) declared himself fit to play in Tuesday's contest against the Rangers, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

It looks safe to activate Pickles in fantasy leagues abound, but we're not sure there will be many takers for a guy who has just two points through 11 contests this month. However, if there's been a relative constant to his game of late, it's been in the form of blocked shots; he's redirected 17 of those in March, doing so in all but one game.

Mikkel Boedker, # 89
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7591524-110
 
News
Boedker picked up a pair of secondary assists in Tuesday's 5-4 home win over the Rangers in overtime.

Boedker's second apple -- his 15th on the season -- helped send the game to the extra frame before defenseman Brent Burns ended up winning it for Team Teal with a man-advantage strike. Boedker qualifies as a bust needing 15 points to match his output with the Coyotes last year, but arguably the most disappointing facet of his slide has been the lack of power-play ice time (1:32 average) and having just one lonely point in that special-teams situation.

David Schlemko, # 5
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
5621416312
 
Martin Jones, # 31
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
6033-20-52.9122.37
 
News
Jones is slated to start Thursday's game against the Oilers, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

Jones, who has gone 1-1 over his last two starts, while allowing 11 goals in that span, will look to tighten things up Thursday against a surging Edmonton squad that has won three straight games and seven of eight tilts overall. Through 76 contests to date, the two teams are currently tied for second place in the Pacific Division, with 93 points each.

Justin Braun, # 61
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
764913326
 
Brenden Dillon, # 4
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
752810-456
 
Tomas Hertl, # 48
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
4481119-614
 
Chris Tierney, # 50
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7491120-56
 
News
Tierney scored two goals Tuesday in a 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers. He sat out the previous contest with an upper-body injury.

The fourth-liner returned to the ice in style, also firing five shots on goal and skating to a plus-3. Tierney has now cracked the 20-point plateau in each of his first three NHL seasons and has displayed development with a continued increase in ice time (up to 14:32 on average this year).

Aaron Dell, # 30
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
1810-6-11.9282.09
 
Melker Karlsson, # 68
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
61101020820
 
News
Karlsson (lower body) will rejoin the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, CSN Bay Area reports.

Karlsson hasn't played since March 11, but returns at a key point with a plethora of other forwards unavailable for Tuesday's tilt. He will reportedly flank Patrick Marleau and Mikkel Boedker on the second line during the tilt, but doesn't provide a ton of fantasy upside from a season-long perspective. He does serve as a sneaky daily option with his potential for a fair amount of ice time, but isn't guaranteed a spot on the man advantage.

Kevin Labanc, # 62
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
5071219922
 
News
Labanc was recalled from the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL on Tuesday.

With fellow Shark Michael Haley being handed a one-game suspension Monday, the addition of Labanc will provide some added depth for the team. Labanc has already skated in 49 games for the Sharks in 2016-17, recording 19 points. Ahead of Tuesday's contest with the Rangers, head coach Peter DeBoer noted that his lineup would be decided at game time, so it's unclear if Labanc will see the ice during his recall.

Joonas Donskoi, # 27
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
566915-510
 
Timo Meier, # 28
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
3033616
 
News
Meier is expected to skate with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski on the Sharks' top line for Thursday's game against the Oilers.

Meier has primarily skated in a bottom-six role with the big club this season, notching six points (three goals, three assists) in 30 games, but he'll have an opportunity to show why the Sharks drafted him with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft against Edmonton. The 20-year-old winger probably isn't worth a roster spot in non-dynasty formats at this early stage in his career, but he'll make for an enticing play in daily contests Thursday.