Marleau provided an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Flames. The 40-year-old forward now has three points in two games since joining the Sharks. It's not a surprise that both games have been wins. Marleau most likely won't come anywhere near a point-per-game pace, but he produced 37 points in 82 games for the Maple Leafs last year. He could crack the 30-point threshold regardless of where he is in the lineup.
Marleau scored a pair of goals and had a team-high six shots and five hits in a 5-4 win over Chicago on Thursday. That was some kind of return to San Jose for the 40-year-old, who spent the past two seasons in Toronto after 19 seasons with the Sharks. Marleau was acquired and bought out by Carolina in the offseason and finally inked a deal with San Jose earlier this week. He has not missed a game since 2012-13 and totaled 43 goals in his two seasons in Toronto, so keep an eye on him despite his age.
Marleau will make his season debut Thursday against Chicago, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. Marleau skated on the top line and second power-play unit during Wednesday's practice, so it appears as though the Sharks aren't going to waste any time getting the recently-resigned vet heavily involved. The 40-year-old forward notched 16 goals and 37 points in 82 games with Toronto last season, but he could still be capable of reaching the 27-goal, 47-point form he displayed in 2017-18, so he's definitely worth a pickup in most fantasy formats.
Marleau signed with the Sharks on Tuesday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. Rumors swirled in the offseason that Marleau could rejoin the Sharks, but those were shut down ahead of training camp. It looks like the team needs a spark, though, as they've lost three straight to start the season and scored just one goal in each game. Marleau last played for the Sharks in the 2016-17 season, when he scored 27 goals and added 19 assists, but he saw his numbers drop to 16 goals and 37 points with the Maple Leafs last year. Marleau will look to get into the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Blackhawks. According to Darren Dreger of TSN, it's a one-year deal worth $700,000.
Marleau will not be back with San Jose, according to agent Pat Brisson, and is looking for alternative options, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. After securing his release from Toronto, via a trade and buyout courtesy of Carolina, it seemed the table was set for Marleau to make a return to the Sharks. It appears, however, that the two sides haven't been able to make it work and the 39-year-old will be looking for a new home. Over the course of his 21-year NHL career, the center has racked up 551 goals and 615 assists in 1,657 games, adding another 127 points in 191 playoffs appearances. Marleau will no doubt be eager to land with a club in the playoff hunt, but probably needs to be willing to accept a significantly reduced paycheck.
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