Suomela was waived by San Jose on Monday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Suomela picked up seven points in 20 games with the big club last campaign, so this news comes as a bit of a surprise, but he'll almost certainly get put on the Sharks' taxi squad so he can join the roster without quarantining when injuries arise. The 26-year-old Finn will fill a bottom-six role if and when he jumps into the lineup in 2020-21.
Suomela signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sharks on Wednesday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Suomela collected seven points in 20 contests in a bottom-six role for the Sharks last season, and clearly did enough to earn his new contract. The 26-year-old Finn will likely compete for a similar role in training camp ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
Suomela scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Suomela added three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in arguably his best outing of the year. The Finn now has a goal and six helpers through 17 contests. He's no lock for the lineup at this stage in his young career, but Tuesday's burst of offense should give the 25-year-old center at least a temporary advantage over Alex True for playing time.
Suomela (undisclosed) is expected to play Thursday against New Jersey.
Suomela exited Monday's game against the Panthers with an undisclosed issue, but whatever forced him from that contest clearly wasn't overly serious. The 25-year-old Finn will skate on San Jose's fourth line against the Devils.
Suomela (undisclosed) left Monday's game against the Panthers and will not return.
The Sharks announced that Suomela was still being evaluated but the injury was enough to prevent him from returning. There should be an update on his status in the coming days before Thursday's game in New Jersey.
Suomela was recalled from AHL San Jose on Thursday.
Suomela will travel a familiar path at this point, having been jostled between the NHL and AHL multiple times in the past few weeks. His last stint with the club resulted in Suomela drawing in for just one game and supplying two hits over 13:07 of ice time, so there's not much fantasy upside to him at the moment.
The Sharks reassigned Suomela to AHL San Jose on Friday.
The Sharks don't play again until Monday against Calgary, so although he'll head to the minors for the weekend, Suomela will almost certainly be back with the big club prior to that contest.
The Sharks recalled Suomela from AHL San Jose on Sunday.
Suomela stayed on the ice in the minors during the NHL All-Star break, but the 25-year-old will rejoin the big club ahead of Monday's game versus the Ducks. His fantasy value is minimal, however, as he's averaged 9:52 per game this season.
Suomela was sent down to AHL San Jose on Sunday.
Suomela has tallied three assists in 11 NHL appearances this season. The Sharks are on vacation until Jan. 27 after the All-Star break and the 25-year-old forward will likely be recalled prior to that contest.
Suomela produced an assist in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
Suomela had the secondary helper on Barclay Goodrow's lone tally in the third period. The Finnish center has assists in each of his last two appearances and three helpers in 11 games overall. He's not likely to make much of an impact from a fantasy standpoint.
Suomela registered an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Coyotes.
Suomela is the second-line center (on paper) for the Sharks since Logan Couture suffered a broken ankle. Despite the increased role, the Finn has just two assists through 10 appearances this season. Suomela also hasn't skated more than 14 minutes in a game yet -- the 25-year-old should not be expected to see a huge jump in production.
The Sharks activated Suomela (undisclosed) off injured reserve Tuesday.
Suomela missed a total of seven games while dealing with the undisclosed issue, and it's likely he'll enter the lineup for Tuesday's game against Arizona. The Finn has played just five NHL games this year, accumulating one point and five hits across just 8:37 of average ice time.
Suomela (undisclosed) told reporters he's starting to feel better but won't be ready to play against Vancouver on Saturday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Suomela last played Nov. 29 versus Los Angeles, missing the previous seven contests. The center has just one helper in five outings with the Sharks this season and has averaged a mere 8:37 of ice time per contest. Even once cleared to play, the Finn may struggle to get into the lineup on a nightly basis.
Suomela (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Suomela still doesn't have a clear timeline for his return, although he's eligible to play Saturday against the Lightning. The 25-year-old has posted one assist over five NHL games this year.
Suomela (upper body) remains without a return timeline, Curtis Pashelka of Bay Area News Group reports.
Suomela's injury has been clarified as an upper-body one, but this news likely rules him out for Tuesday's game against Washington. He'll hope to get back in there by Thursday's tilt in Carolina.
Suomela (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Saturday against the Coyotes, NHL.com's Alan Robinson reports.
Suomela took a hard hit in the third period of Friday's win over the Kings and likely won't recover in time. Dylan Gambrell is expected to work on the fourth line in Suomela's place.
Suomela isn't sure if he'll make the trip for the Sharks' game in Arizona on Saturday, Sharks beat writer Sheng Pengreports.
Suomela took a hard hit from the Kings' Kurtis MacDermid late in the third period, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury. If he doesn't travel, Dylan Gambrell or Lukas Radil could enter the lineup in place of the Finnish forward. Consider Suomela day-to-day for now.
Suomela was recalled from the AHL by the Sharks on Tuesday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Suomela will likely serve as the 13th forward Tuesday against Edmonton, but he could work his way into a bottom-six role before long.
Suomela was sent down to the AHL by the Sharks on Saturday.
Suomela and defenseman Jacob Middleton appear to be the team's final cuts in trimming down the Opening Night roster. The Finnish forward will be on the team's short list as far as call-ups should the injury bug strike.
Suomela signed a one-year contract with the Sharks on Thursday.
Suomela recorded eight points over 27 games last season -- in addition to six goals and 14 assists over 47 appearances with AHL San Jose -- and now will be able to look for a deeper role with the club. The loss of Joe Pavelski and possibly Joe Thornton benefits Suomela in that regard, but the emergence of Dylan Gambrell from the Barracudas could keep the 25-year-old in a bottom-six role.
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