Barabanov signed a one-year, $1 million contract extension with the Sharks on Wednesday, TSN reports. Barabanov has been great since being traded to San Jose at the deadline, racking up three goals and seven points through eight games. He'll likely continue to occupy a top-six role while seeing ample power-play time in 2021-22, which could give the 26-year-old forward sneaky fantasy value.
Barabanov scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes. Barabanov tallied with 49 seconds left in regulation to force the extra session. The Russian forward has picked up three goals and four helpers in eight games with the Sharks this season. As long as he's working in a top-six role, Barabanov will be in a position to put up good scoring numbers.
Barabanov put up an assist and blocked two shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche. Barabanov had the secondary helper on Tomas Hertl's first tally of the game. The 26-year-old Barabanov is thriving in a top-line role with the Sharks, recording two goals and four helpers in his last six games. He'll be an attractive DFS option for the remainder of the regular season since he also sees time on the power play.
Barabanov was summoned to the active roster on an emergency basis ahead of Wednesday's game against Colorado, per CapFriendly. The 26-year-old has been on a tear the past five games, racking up two goals and five points over the span. Look for Barabanov to return to his usual top-line role at forward and on the power play when he returns to the lineup for Wednesday's game.
Barabanov was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly. This is as much of a paper move as ever -- the Russian winger has two goals and three assists in five games since he joined the sharks. Barabanov will almost assuredly be recalled and play in a top-line role Wednesday versus the Avalanche.
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