Gambrell had a goal on two shots and handed out three hits in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Islanders.
Gambrell deflected a Radim Simek shot midway through the first period to tie the game at 1-1. It was the third goal in the last five games for Gambrell, who had scored just twice all year prior to this recent stretch. The 22-year-old demonstrated considerable offensive ability coming out of the NCAA, but so far that's translated into just five goals and 11 points in his first 53 NHL games.
Gambrell scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers.
The 23-year-old is stuck on the fourth line for now, as he hasn't played more than 12 minutes in seven straight games. However, the 2016 second-round pick is starting to showcase his potential. He's notched two goals and a helper over the last three games. The Sharks are in sell mode and are without multiple stars, so Gambrell could be in line for a promotion if his play keeps up.
Gambrell grabbed an assist and went plus-3 in Monday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Gambrell's first NHL action since Dec. 17 went smoothly. The forward skated 16:05 in his return from a stint with AHL San Jose. For the year, the 23-year-old has seven points, 20 shots on goal and a minus-8 rating through 31 games. He skated in a third-line role, which is likely where he'll continue to play unless his production warrants a move up the depth chart.
The Sharks recalled Gambrell from AHL San Jose on Sunday.
Gambrell has been in the minors for over a month now, and he'll add depth in Monday's matchup versus the Ducks. The American forward has been impressive in the AHL so far, accruing 12 points over 15 games, but his fantasy value is negligible with six points over 30 NHL contests.
The Sharks assigned Gambrell to AHL San Jose on Wednesday.
The Sharks only have 11 forwards on their roster following Gambrell's demotion, so he'll almost certainly be back with the big club ahead of Saturday's matchup with St. Louis.
Gambrell scored a goal on two shots in a 4-2 win over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Gambrell pulled the Sharks even just under three minutes into the second period, his second goal of the season and first since Oct. 22 at Buffalo. That put an end to his 14-game goal drought. Gambrell's first full season in the NHL has been a quiet one, with six points and a minus-6 rating through 23. games. Gambrell has intriguing offensive skills, but owners can leave him on the waiver wire until those skills start to translate to more meaningful production.
Gambrell had an assist and two blocked shots in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the Golden Knights.
Gambrell set up Timo Meier for the goal in the second period. The assist snapped a personal 10-game pointless run for the 23-year-old forward. Gambrell is up to five points in 19 appearances as a fourth-liner.
Gambrell (hand) racked up seven PIM in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Wild.
Gambrell dropped the mitts with Mathew Dumba in the second period for a fighting major. He had previously taken a hooking minor in the first. The 23-year-old's hand must feel good enough for hockey if he's fighting. He missed three contests with the injury.
Gambrell (hand) is in the lineup and will play in Thursday's game against Minnesota.
Gambrell had missed the last three games due to the hand injury, but as evidenced by this news, is finally healthy. He'll center the fourth line between Noah Gregor and Lean Bergmann for the contest.
Gambrell (hand) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with Minnesota, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Gambrell has missed San Jose's last three games due to a hand injury, but he was a limited participant at Tuesday's morning skate, which was the first indication that he was closing in on a return. However, confirmation on the 23-year-old forward's status against the Wild may not arrive until the Sharks take the ice for pregame warmups.
Gambrell (hand) wore a non-contact jersey during Tuesday's morning skate, NHL.com's Ross McKeon reports.
Gambrell is definitely making progress in his recovery, but he'll need to be cleared for contact before rejoining the lineup. Once he's given the green light, the 23-year-old American will return to a bottom-six role.
Gambrell's injury is believed to be to his left hand, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
This provides a little more clarity to what has kept the 23-year-old out of the lineup for two games. Gambrell's injury is not considered serious, so he should be back in the near future if all goes well.
Gambrell (upper body) will miss Friday's game against Winnipeg and Saturday's matchup with Vancouver at a minimum, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Jonny Brodzinski is the leading candidate to fill in on San Jose's fourth line until Gambrell's cleared to return. The 23-year-old rookie has played pretty well this season, notching four points in 12 games, so it won't be easy to replace his contributions as a depth scorer.
Gambrell (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for Thursday's practice, Sharks beat writer Sheng Peng reports.
Gambrell exited Tuesday's 5-1 loss to Boston after blocking a shot in the second period and appears to be in serious danger of missing Friday's matchup with Winnipeg. If Gambrell's unable to go, Jonny Brodzinski will likely draw into the lineup against the Jets.
Gambrell has tallied three assists while averaging 11:26 of ice time through five games this season.
Gambrell has been one of the Sharks' better bottom-six options thus far, but his limited ice time will make him hard to trust as a fantasy asset going forward. The 2016 second-round pick is a name worth watching, but for now, he's not worthy of a roster spot in most formats.
Gambrell signed a two-year contract with the Sharks on Thursday.
Gambrell was playing in San Jose on an entry-level deal signed in March of 2018. Even though the 22-year-old only appeared in eight games and was unable to log a point last season, he was able to record 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists) over 51 games for the Barracudas in the AHL. Gambrell could be in for an increased role in the 2019-20 campaign in part due to the departure of Joe Pavelski and possibly Joe Thornton.
The Sharks extended Gambrell a qualifying offer prior to Tuesday's deadline.
Gambrell only appeared in eight games with the big club last season, going scoreless while logging six shots on goal, but he could be in line for an expanded role in 2019-20 if the Sharks decide to let several of their unrestricted free agent forwards walk.
Gambrell scored his first NHL goal, but it was the Sharks' only tally in a season-ending 5-1 loss to the Blues in Tuesday's Game 6.
The second round pick from 2016 had gone without a goal in his previous 12 NHL games, but slotted into the lineup after injuries to Tomas Hertl and Joe Pavelski in Game 5. Gambrell produced 20 goals and 45 points with AHL San Jose in 51 regular-season games, as well as a goal and three helpers in four AHL playoff games with the Barracuda.
The Sharks recalled Gambrell from AHL San Jose on Tuesday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Joe Thornton (suspension) won't be available for Tuesday's Game 4 against Vegas, so Gambrell will round out the Sharks' depth down the middle for at least one contest. The 22-year-old went scoreless while averaging just 8:38 of ice time in eight appearances with the big club this campaign.
Gambrell was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Monday.
Gambrell was called up to the big club March 29, and has no points in eight games this campaign at the NHL level. The 22-year-old will likely spend the remainder of the season in the minors, and his demotion suggests Joe Pavelski (undisclosed) could be nearing a return.
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