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Chris Tierney recalled to Sharks

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The forward has been bounced back up to the big club.

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Tierney's disappointing season has a chance to turn a new leaf as the forward was called up to the Sharks today. In three games with the Barracuda he's tallied three points. With the Sharks, Tierney has struggled. He hasn't been done any favors by his linemates, but his 45.5 corsi-for percentage (even strength, score-adjusted) is three percent lower than it was a season ago.

If there's reason for optimism it's that his PDO is a putrid 940 — meaning there's a chance he's been a bit unlucky in addition to not playing well. The Sharks next play the Maple Leafs at home on Saturday. We'll see if Tierney draws back into the lineup.

Press Release:

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled center Chris Tierney (@Tierney71) from the San Jose Barracuda (AHL, @sjbarracuda).

Tierney, 21, has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) and 14 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Sharks this season. In three games with the Barracuda, Tierney posted one goal, two assists and a +3 rating.

The six-foot, 195-pound native of Keswick, Ontario, was originally drafted by San Jose in the second round (55th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.