Martin was designated for waivers Monday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports. Martin -- who has appeared in just three games this season -- has been the subject of trade speculation. The blueliner missed much of the year due to injury, but has been a healthy scratch for the previous five contests. A heavy cap hit ($4.85 million) could hurt the ability of the Sharks to find a trade partner. If the veteran clears waivers, he will likely be reassigned to the minors in order to give him the opportunity to suit up and prove he can still compete.
Martin will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday evening's road contest against the Canadiens, NHL.com reports. Between a nagging ankle injury and an illness, Martin's only appeared in three games all season. So, what exactly have the Sharks been missing? The American blueliner is a proficient shot-blocker, having stepped in front of 251 shots since first throwing on a teal jersey in the 2015-16 campaign. His next chance to play will arrive Thursday in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.
Martin (illness) will not rejoin the lineup against the Flames on Thursday, per Kevin Kurz of The Athletic Bay Area. Martin did take part in practice Thursday, according to Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News, so it's possible he is healthy and coach Peter Deboer simply doesn't want to mess with a formula that worked Saturday against Los Angeles. Injuries have limited the veteran to a mere three outings this season, with no clear timeline for when he might get back into the lineup.
Martin (illness) returned to the Sharks on Satuday after spending two weeks with AHL San Jose on a conditioning stint, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic Bay Area reports. Although Martin returned Saturday, he missed morning skate and still isn't expected to play later in the day against the Kings. The veteran blueliner has only played in three games for the Sharks this season, accruing zero points and a minus-4 rating. His next chance to crack the lineup will be Dec. 28 against the Flames.
Martin (undisclosed) will be assigned to AHL San Jose for a conditioning stint, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic Bay Area reports. The veteran blueliner missed 24 games due to an ankle injury before returning to action Thursday against the Hurricanes, so a move to the minors to play himself back into game shape makes sense. The Sharks should release another update on Martin's status once he's recalled to the big club.
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