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Tuesday Sharks Links: Clowe unlikely to return to NHL due to concussions

Your daily assortment of links to news and analysis from around the hockey world.

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  • Former Shark Ryane Clowe, still 10th all-time on the franchise's list of scoring leaders, might unfortunately never return to the NHL after suffering four concussions in the last two years. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello indicated it will be difficult for the rugged veteran to play professional hockey again after being limited to just 56 games over his two seasons in New Jersey. [The Score]
  • An in-depth breakdown of the uncertainty surrounding Todd McLellan's future in San Jose, with a final decision on the head coach expected to come down tomorrow during the Sharks' locker clean-out day. McLellan has a year remaining on his contract with the Sharks. [SF Chronicle]
  • Unsurprisingly, the Sharks find themselves on a list with league luminaries like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres as teams likely to undergo a makeover this summer. [Ottawa Sun]
  • About half the NHL's playoff teams are navigating goalie controversies ahead of Game 1. [Canucks Army] [Winging It In Motown] [St. Louis Post-Dispatch] [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • An interesting breakdown of Penguins coach Mike Johnston's breakout strategy (or, rather, lack thereof) ahead of his team's series with the New York Rangers. [Colligan Hockey]
  • League-wide decline in power play opportunities led to some fairly deflated individual scoring numbers across the board this season. [NHL Numbers]
  • Future Shark (hey, there's a 5% chance) Connor McDavid has 12 points in three playoff games as his Erie Otters have a 3-0 series lead over London in the OHL playoffs. [Buzzing The Net]