Jones agreed to terms on a one-year, $2 million contract with Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Jones will look to revitalize his career as the No. 2 option behind youngster Carter Hart. Having missed the 20-win mark in two straight campaigns, the 31-year-old Jones could get back over that mark this year even if Hart sees the bulk of the starts but shouldn't be expected to take over as the starter.
Jones was designated for waivers by San Jose on Tuesday for the purpose of buying out his contract, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Jones will see his six-year tenure with the Sharks come to an end, having logged 327 games for the organization in which he posted a 325-170-121 record, 18 shutouts and a .907 save percentage. After back-to-back seasons in which the 31-year-old netminder failed to reach the 20-win mark, the club is poised to turn the reins over to Adin Hill. For his part, Jones will likely have to sign as a No. 2 option but could look for a spot where he could at least compete for more starts.
Jones was exposed to Seattle in advance of Wednesday's Expansion Draft.
Jones is an interesting netminder in the sense that he's played in 134 regular-season games over the last three years while posting identical lackluster .896 save percentages in each. He's a proven workhorse between the pipes -- as evidenced by his 60-plus games four years running from 2015-19 -- but the 31-year-old's ratios have taken a dive and he appears to be past his prime. Jones has three years remaining on his current deal worth $5.75 million annually.
Jones allowed five goals on 31 shots in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Avalanche.
Jones needed to make a one-goal lead stick over the last 11 minutes of the game, but he couldn't pull it off. Nazem Kadri tallied with 3:39 left in regulation and Andre Burakovsky sealed the Avalanche's comeback 41 seconds into overtime. The 31-year-old Jones hasn't won since April 9 -- he's 0-5-2 in eight appearances since his last victory. For the season, the veteran goalie has a 15-13-4 record with a 3.28 GAA and an .896 save percentage in 34 games. He's lost work to Josef Korenar lately, and that trend could continue as the Sharks were eliminated from playoff contention with Monday's defeat.
Jones will guard the home net Monday against the Avalanche, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Jones gave up just two goals on 35 shots in Friday's loss to Colorado but got no support from his teammates, who were shut out by Philipp Grubauer. Colorado's league-best offense (3.49 goals per game) will make it difficult for Jones to match Friday's effort, and his unimpressive ratios (3.22 GAA, .898 save percentage) are in danger of eroding further in this difficult matchup.
Jones will patrol the crease during Friday's road game versus the Avalanche, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Jones was awful in his last start Saturday against Minnesota, surrendering three goals on just eight shots before being replaced by Josef Korenar at the start of the second period of the eventual 6-3 loss. He'll attempt to shake off that rough performance and snap his personal five-game losing streak in a tough road matchup with a Colorado club that's 18-4-2 at home this year.
Jones allowed three goals on eight shots and was pulled after 20 minutes in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Minnesota.
He looked to be handcuffed by Ryan Suter's long shot from the right circle that opened the scoring just 19 seconds into the game, and the 31-year-old Jones gave up two more goals before being replaced by Josef Korenar to start the second period. Jones is now winless in his last six starts (0-5-1) and owns an .896 save percentage for the year.
Jones will defend the home net in Saturday's game versus the Wild, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Jones has lost five straight starts while posting an .852 save percentage and a 4.11 GAA. Two of those losses were to the Wild, but Jones is still the Sharks' best option in net because Devan Dubnyk was traded to Colorado. The Wild are red-hot right now, winning six straight games while averaging 4.33 goals.
Jones allowed two goals on 40 shots in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Golden Knights.
Both goals against Jones came off the stick of Mark Stone. In the shootout, Alex Tuch's lone tally completed the Golden Knights' comeback. The 31-year-old Jones slipped to 15-12-3 with a 3.19 GAA and an .899 save percentage in 31 outings. The veteran goalie could start again in Wednesday's rematch with the Golden Knights.
Jones will man the road crease Monday in Vegas, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Jones has struggled recently, dropping each of his last four starts while allowing 16 goals in 10 periods of hockey. Getting back on track will be exceedingly difficult against a Vegas team that's 16-4-2 in its own building. Given that context, Jones' fantasy managers are advised to look for other options if possible.
Jones allowed five goals on 24 shots before he was relieved by Josef Korenar for the third period of Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.
Jones got the start in back-to-back games, but the second one was much worse than the first. The 31-year-old goalie has gone 3-3-0 in six starts against the Wild this season. He's at 15-12-2 overall with a 3.25 GAA and an .896 save percentage through 30 appearances. Things aren't likely to get any easier, as the Sharks finish their road trip with visits to the Golden Knights on Monday and Wednesday.
Jones will guard the road goal in Saturday's game versus the Wild, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Jones is in a rough patch, as he's lost three straight starts while posting an .810 save percentage. He's endured some highs and lows all year, as he's posted a 15-11-2 record and an .899 save percentage. The Wild enter Saturday's game with a 3-1-1- record over the last five contests while averaging 3.8 goals.
Jones gave up three goals on 18 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Wild.
The Wild were done scoring after the 3:20 mark of the second period, and the Sharks' offense wasn't able to bail Jones out. The 31-year-old goalie slipped to 15-11-2 with a 3.14 GAA and an .899 save percentage in 29 outings. Jones will likely serve as the backup to Josef Korenar for Saturday's rematch with the Wild.
Jones will start between the pipes in Friday's road game versus the Wild, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Jones struggled in his last start Monday against Anaheim, surrendering four goals on just 21 shots en route to a 4-0 loss. The 31-year-old netminder will attempt to snap his two-game losing streak in a tough road matchup with a Minnesota team that's 15-4-0 at home this season.
Jones allowed four goals on 21 shots in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Ducks.
Jones didn't get any help from his Sharks teammates, who were blanked by Ducks goalie Anthony Stolarz. Monday was Jones' third loss in his last four games, and also the third time in that span he's surrendered four goals. The 31-year-old dropped to 15-10-2 with a 3.14 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 28 outings. Jones will likely see the bulk of the starts over the last month of the season, but Josef Korenar and Alexei Melnichuk are also expected to get turns in the crease.
Jones will guard the home net in Monday's game versus the Ducks, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Jones should take on a workhorse role down the stretch after Devan Dubnyk was traded to Colorado. Through the last seven games, Jones has recorded a .917 save percentage and a 5-2-0 record. The Ducks have lost five of their last six contests while a mere two goals.
Jones surrendered four goals on 19 shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.
Jones wasn't very effective in the second half of a back-to-back, as a three-goal second period by the Kings was enough to seal his fate. The 31-year-old was relieved by Josef Korenar for the final 20 minutes. Jones dropped to 15-9-2 with a 3.11 GAA and a .903 save percentage through 27 outings. After trading Devan Dubnyk to the Avalanche on Saturday, the Sharks intend to incorporate Korenar and Alexei Melnichuk into games over the final month of the season. That could lead to less playing time than expected for Jones.
Jones will guard the cage for Saturday's home tilt with the Kings, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Jones likely wouldn't have started in back-to-back games but the Sharks traded Devan Dubnyk to Colorado on Saturday. The 31-year-old stopped 32 of 34 shots in Friday's win over Los Angeles. Over his last nine games, Jones is 7-2-0 with a .930 save percentage and 2.32 GAA.
Jones stopped 32 of 34 saves in Friday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Jones bounced back from a lackluster game Tuesday with a solid outing Friday. The 31-year-old has won seven of his last nine starts to improve to 15-8-2 in 26 outings this year. He has a 3.03 GAA and a .906 save percentage. The Sharks and Kings meet again Saturday.
Jones will guard the home cage during Friday's matchup with LA, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Jones was a little shaky in his last start Tuesday against Anaheim, surrendering four goals on 33 shots en route to a 5-1 defeat. The 31-year-old backstop will try to bounce back and earn his 15th win of the season in a home game versus a Kings club that's lost three of its last four games.