SAN JOSE – Joe Will, the Sharks’ interim general manager, said he’s open to discussing the possibility of trading either Brent Burns or Erik Karlsson this offseason if he feels such a move would improve the team. “We do need to, anytime, look at getting better however...
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It's been a difficult season for the San Jose Sharks. They missed the playoffs for the third straight season, a messy falling-out with Evander Kane has them in the midst of a contract termination grievance hearing with the 30-year-old winger, and long-time general manager Doug Wilson stepped down for health reasons.
The San Jose Sharks missed the playoffs this year, so they are not immune from coming up in the NHL Rumors talk. Just like many others, changes are coming. After longtime GM Doug Wilson stepped down, the team will make finding his replacement their top priority. Whomever they hire will then have to deal with improving a roster that is in dire need of fresh blood.
The San Jose Sharks had a disappointing season and they have no intention of looking into a rebuild of the team. They want to contend for a playoff spot next year. The Sharks would also like to shed some salary cap space as they are tight against the cap. Elliotte...
As per Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman , the San Jose Sharks might be looking for ways to shake up the right side of their blue line and have had some very preliminary trade talks with other teams about moving veteran d-man Erik Karlsson. Friedman reports that those talks took place during the season with a couple of teams.
According to coach Bob Boughner, Karlsson (lower body) is likely done for the year, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Karlsson has yet to resume skating and the Sharks' season will be over following Friday's game versus the Kraken, so at this point it's probably safe to assume the 31-year-old defender is done for the year. Assuming that ends up being the case, Karlsson will finish the campaign having collected 10 goals and 35 points while averaging 23:28 of ice time through 50 contests.
Karlsson (lower body) won't play Thursday against the visiting Blues, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Thursday will mark the fourth straight missed game for Karlsson, who could end up being shut down for the season with only five games left on the Sharks' docket. Look for another update once the Swedish blueliner is either cleared to return or ruled out until 2022-23.
Karlsson (lower body) remains day-to-day and will not play Tuesday against the visiting Blue Jackets, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Given that the Sharks have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention to go with Karlsson's recent injury history, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 31-year-old get shut down for the remainder of the season. Nonetheless, he'll be considered day-to-day heading into the team's next game Thursday at home against St. Louis.
Karlsson (lower body) will return to San Jose on Saturday to undergo further evaluation, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Karlsson will miss the next two games at a minimum due to his lower-body injury. With Karlsson on the shelf, look for Ryan Merkley to enter the lineup Saturday versus the Stars.