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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
19-8-1 39
15-7-3 33
14-11-4 32
15-12-0 30
13-10-3 29
12-12-3 27
8-16-5 21
7-17-3 17

Top Sharks News

  • Sharks' James Reimer: Hoping to play Tuesday

    Reimer (lower body) is hoping to return to action Tuesday against Arizona, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Reimer was on the ice Thursday at practice and said he will not be ready to play Friday in Anaheim. Reimer is 5-8-2 with a 3.00 GAA and .903 save percentage. He has missed the last six games with the injury.

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  • Sharks' Jaycob Megna: Sends shorthanded helper

    Megna posted a shorthanded assist, three shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Megna found Logan Couture for a game-tying tally in the second period. The assist snapped a seven-game point drought for Megna, who continues to see top-four minutes in a defensive role. The 29-year-old blueliner has eight helpers, 26 shots, 37 blocks, 35 hits and a plus-4 rating through 27 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Matt Benning: Logs another helper

    Benning posted an assist, four blocked shots and two hits in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Benning has racked up seven assists in his last nine contests. It's a rather unprecedented run of offense for the 28-year-old, but he's making the most of his newfound top-four role. The Alberta native has one goal, 10 helpers, 46 blocked shots, 41 hits, 22 shots on net and a minus-6 rating in 29 contests overall.

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  • Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Lends power-play helper

    Barabanov notched a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Barabanov set up a Timo Meier goal in the second period. The helper was Barabanov's fourth in the last six games, and three of those assists have come on the power play. The 28-year-old winger continues to log important top-six minutes, and he's up to three goals, 14 assists, eight power-play points, 48 shots on net and a minus-9 rating through 25 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Garners assist Wednesday

    Karlsson produced an assist and blocked two shots in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Karlsson helped out on a Kevin Labanc goal in the third period. The helper was Karlsson's third in the last three games. He's settled down a bit on offense, but the 32-year-old is still putting up good numbers. For the season, he has 11 goals, 24 helpers, 87 shots on net, 32 blocked shots and a minus-6 rating through 29 contests.

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  • Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Hands out pair of helpers

    Hertl recorded two assists (one on the power play), seven shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Hertl has put up four multi-point efforts in his last eight games. The 29-year-old has four goals and five assists in that span, but his offense has mainly gone to waste as the Sharks have won just one of those games. He's up to nine goals, 18 helpers, six power-play points, 68 shots on net, 33 hits, 22 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating through 29 contests.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Buries goal in overtime loss

    Labanc scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Labanc's third-period tally put the Sharks ahead 5-4, but they couldn't maintain the lead. The 26-year-old winger has been fairly solid lately with three goals and four helpers in his last eight contests. He's up to six tallies, 10 helpers, 53 shots, 16 PIM and a minus-6 rating in 28 outings overall. Labanc will continue to have some fantasy appeal in deeper formats as long as he stays on the top line.

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  • Sharks' Jonah Gadjovich: Deposits first goal of season

    Gadjovich scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Gadjovich's goal was special in a few ways. It was his first goal of the campaign, he scored it against his former team and the opposing goalie, Spencer Martin, is his brother-in-law. Gadjovich isn't known for offense, and he's spent more time as a healthy scratch than in the lineup. The 24-year-old has one goal, 10 shots on net, 34 hits, 25 PIM and a minus-2 rating in 13 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Nick Bonino: Tallies again Wednesday

    Bonino scored a goal on six shots in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Bonino began the year with no goals in 24 games, but he's now scored in back-to-back contests. It took him just 18 seconds to light the lamp Wednesday. The 34-year-old continues to bounce between third-line center and second-line winger -- he'd have more usefulness in the latter spot, which he occupied in this game. For the season, Bonino has five points, 32 shots on net, 37 blocked shots and a minus-6 rating, so most fantasy managers can find more productive depth scorers elsewhere.

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  • Sharks' Timo Meier: Snaps six-game goal drought

    Meier scored a power-play goal on four shots and went minus-3 in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Meier put the Sharks on the comeback trail in the second period. His offense has sputtered lately -- the winger had just three assists in his last six games before scoring Wednesday. For the season, the 26-year-old has 13 tallies, 25 points (eight on the power play), 136 shots on net, 64 hits and a minus-9 rating through 29 contests. He's one of a handful of Sharks who can make a positive impact for fantasy managers.

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  • Sharks' Logan Couture: Two points in overtime loss

    Couture scored a shorthanded goal on two shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Couture continues to look like the Sharks' best player, and it was the captain who scored the team's first shorthanded goal of the season. The 33-year-old has three goals and four assists over his last six games. He's up to 14 tallies, 26 points, 67 shots on net, 50 hits and a minus-9 rating through 29 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Makes NHL debut in relief outing

    Makiniemi allowed two goals on eight shots in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Makiniemi relieved Kaapo Kahkonen to begin the third period. The Canucks didn't test Makiniemi much early on, but when they found their aim, he proved easily beatable. The 23-year-old took an overtime loss in his debut, and with James Reimer (lower body) nearing a return from injured reserve, Makiniemi's time in the NHL for this stint should be brief. He'll likely resume a large role at AHL San Jose soon. The Finn was acquired from the Hurricanes as part of the Brent Burns trade over the summer.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Pulled after two periods

    Kahkonen surrendered four goals on 19 shots in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Kahkonen wasn't great through two periods -- so much so that head coach Dave Quinn opted to give Eetu Makiniemi his NHL debut in a relief appearance. The Sharks covered Kahkonen's damage in the third period, taking him out of the decision, so he remains at 3-6-2 through 12 contests. He's still allowed four or more goals in four of his last five outings, the lone exception being a shutout win over the Canadiens on Nov. 29. Kahkonen is at a 3.71 GAA and an .877 save percentage this season. James Reimer (lower body) could be back as soon as Friday, which would likely relegate Kahkonen to the backup role.

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  • Sharks' Steven Lorentz: Sitting out Wednesday

    Lorentz (illness) won't play Wednesday versus the Canucks, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    The Sharks have had a flu bug floating around the locker room, and it'll cost Lorentz at least one game. C.J. Suess will replace Lorentz in the lineup Wednesday.

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  • Sharks' Evgeny Svechnikov: Clears waivers, stays with Sharks

    Svechnikov has cleared waivers, but he'll still play Wednesday against Vancouver, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Svechnikov can be sent to the AHL now that he's passed through waivers, but the Sharks aren't exercising that option at this time. The 26-year-old has three goals and six points in 20 games while averaging 10:48 of ice time this season.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Will return Wednesday

    Sturm (upper body) will rejoin the Sharks for Wednesday's game against Vancouver, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    Sturm last played on Nov. 19 because of the injury. He has six goals and eight points in 20 contests in 2022-23. The 27-year-old is projected to serve on the third line with Luke Kunin and Oskar Lindblom.

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  • Sharks' James Reimer: Nearing return to action

    Reimer (lower body) hopes to return to action Friday against Anaheim or Tuesday versus the Coyotes, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Reimer will miss Wednesday's game against Vancouver, but he's evidently on the verge of returning to his role as the Sharks' No. 1 netminder. Reimer's gone 5-8-2 while posting a 3.00 GAA and a .903 save percentage through 15 appearances this season.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.92
(23rd)
3.60
(27th)
21.6
(20th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Reimer G James Reimer G Lower Body
M. Ferraro D Mario Ferraro D Foot
S. Lorentz LW Steven Lorentz LW Illness
M. Nieto LW Matt Nieto LW Undisclosed
M. Nutivaara D Markus Nutivaara D Lower Body

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