The Sharks signed Simek to a four-year, $9 million extension Monday.

Simek has recorded nine points and 91 hits in 47 games this season. Over the last 12 games, the 27-year-old blueliner is averaging 20:44 of ice time per game, an increase from his season average of 17:08. He should continue to have a role in the Sharks' top-four next season.

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