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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Gathers assist in overtime loss

Nieto notched an assist, four shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Oilers. Nieto has two assists in his last three games, though he hasn't scored in his last six. The 29-year-old winger is up to 17 points, 80 shots on net, 95 hits, a minus-19 rating and 19 PIM through 69 contests. He's seen his recent even-strength playing time alongside Logan Couture and Nick Bonino.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Tacks on helper

Nieto notched an assist and three hits in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights. Nieto helped out on a Nick Bonino tally in the second period that got the Sharks within a goal. The assist ended a three-game scoreless skid for Nieto. The 29-year-old winger is up to 16 points, 74 shots on net, 92 hits and a minus-20 rating through 67 appearances, though he's seen a boost in playing time over the last couple of weeks while logging even-strength minutes alongside Logan Couture.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Bulges twine Sunday

Nieto scored a goal in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild. Nieto tied the game at 2-2 with his goal just 1:19 into the second period. The Sharks tried some new forward units Sunday, with Nieto on a line featuring Logan Couture and Nick Bonino. Nieto has a goal and two assists in his last six outings, but he shouldn't be counted on for frequent scoring to finish the season. He's picked up 15 points, 69 shots on net, 88 hits and a minus-21 rating in 63 contests.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Delivers helper in loss

Nieto notched an assist, four hits and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Flames. Nieto helped out on a Nick Bonino tally in the first period. The assist ended Nieto's six-game point drought, though he also missed five contests with an undisclosed injury in that span. The winger is up to 13 points, 61 shots on net, 83 hits and a minus-20 rating through 58 outings. He'll continue to serve in a mainly defensive role on the third line, which makes it unlikely the 29-year-old puts up much offense.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Back at it

Nieto (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Thursday versus Colorado, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Nieto is expected to return to a top-six role following his five-game absence. The 29-year-old winger has collected five goals and 12 points through 54 contests this season.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Missing multiple games

Nieto (undisclosed) will not join San Jose on its upcoming two-game road trip, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports. Nieto isn't expected to have a long-term injury, so he could return as early as Saturday against the Ducks. The 29-year-old winger will end up missing at least three total games with his undisclosed issue.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Out Sunday

Nieto (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against Arizona, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Nieto may have picked up an injury during Friday's loss to the Avalanche but it's currently unclear what he's dealing with. The 29-year-old has 12 points through 54 games this season. Noah Gregor will suit up in his absence.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Nets rare goal

Nieto scored a goal and added two hits in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Kings. Nieto struck at 11:55 of the first period, burying a feed from Nick Bonino after a Kings turnover. The 29-year-old Nieto has been quiet on offense lately with just three points in his last 14 appearances. The defensive-minded winger is up to five goals, 12 points, 52 shots on net, 77 hits and a minus-20 rating through 51 contests overall.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Plucks apple

Nieto notched an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Ducks. Nieto has logged two assists in his last three games. The addition of Ryan Dzingel on waivers from the Maple Leafs makes it even less likely that Nieto moves out of his usual third-line role. Through 43 appearances, the 29-year-old winger has 11 points, 64 hits, 47 shots on net and a minus-18 rating, though Nieto and linemates Nick Bonino and Andrew Cogliano are often used in defensive situations.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Posts helper Thursday

Nieto picked up an assist and two hits in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks. Nieto set up Logan Couture's tally in the second period to get the Sharks on the board. In his last six games, Nieto has a goal and two assists. The 29-year-old has often played in a bottom-six role as more of a defensive forward. He has 10 points, 45 shots on net, 63 hits, 31 blocked shots and a minus-17 rating through 41 appearances overall.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Two helpers in loss

Nieto notched two assists in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Blue Jackets. The 29-year-old came into Sunday with only one goal and one helper through 17 games, but he doubled his point total on the year by helping set up tallies by Nick Bonino and Brent Burns. Nieto has never had more than 26 points in a season, and his checking-line role won't afford him many more opportunities to make this kind of scoring impact.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Tallies first goal of season

Nieto scored a goal and added two PIM in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Senators. Nieto opened the scoring at 7:16 of the first period with his first goal of the season. The 29-year-old has missed time due to COVID-19 protocols and a lower-body injury, which likely accounts for his slow start on offense. He has two points, 12 shots on net, 15 hits and a minus-2 rating through 12 contests. Nieto shouldn't be expected to play above the third line this year.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Clears COVID-19 protocols

Nieto (COVID-19) cleared virus-related protocols Friday. Nieto had been sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols since Oct. 30. The winger, who has played in six games and recorded one assist this season, should be in the lineup Saturday versus Colorado.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Remains out, enters protocols

Nieto (lower body) entered the league's COVID-19 protocols Saturday. Nieto was already dealing with a lower-body injury, but it'll likely be his progression through virus protocols that determines his short-term availability. He'll have to undergo further testing to confirm the positive test result that was returned Saturday.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Out Thursday

Nieto (lower body) will not be available for Thursday's game against Montreal, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Nieto is considered day-to-day so he'll have a chance to suit up Saturday against the Jets. The 28-year-old has one assist and eight shots through six games this season.
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Sharks' Matt Nieto: Practices Thursday

Nieto (lower body) practiced with the Sharks on Thursday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. The 28-year-old missed half of the 2021-22 season due to a lower-body injury. Nieto still earned a two-year contract from the Sharks, and he's expected to fill a bottom-six role. He'll push for 20 points and could carry some extra value in deeper formats as a penalty killer.
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Sharks Re-Sign Veteran Forward Matt Nieto to Two-Year Contract

Sharks re-sign veteran forward Nieto to two-year contract originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea. Matt Nieto's second stint with the Sharks will continue into next season, as the organization announced it has re-signed the forward to a two-year contract. Nieto played in 28 games for the Sharks in 2021, scoring...
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Sharks Re-Sign Forward Matt Nieto

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Matt Nieto to a two-year contract. "Matt brings a consistent, veteran presence to our line-up, and his speed and defensive awareness have made him a valuable part of our penalty-killing unit," said Wilson. "Additionally, his ability to chip in offensively gives our coaching staff a versatile option in crafting our line-up from night to night."
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