Joonas Donskoi and Melker Karlsson re-signed with the San Jose Sharks Friday for two and three years, respectively, the Sharks announced today. Donskoi’s deal is worth $1.9 million per season, while Karlsson’s is worth $2 million a year, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.
The Mercury News’ Paul Gackle first reported on Wednesday that the Sharks were nearing extensions with Donskoi and Karlsson.
Donskoi struggled in an injury-riddled campaign this year, scoring just 17 points in 61 games after scoring 36 in 76 games in 2015-16. Karlsson scored 22 points in 67 games, and scored 10 or more goals for the third consecutive season.
San Jose now has a little over $15 million in salary cap space, before accounting for next season’s likely call-ups of Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc, and other players who are currently playing with the San Jose Barracuda, as well as any players the Sharks may lose in the expansion draft.
Chris Tierney, Marcus Sorensen, and Mirco Mueller are among San Jose’s remaining unsigned restricted free agents. Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, and Micheal Haley are the team’s unsigned unrestricted free agents.