Our beloved Sharks are still battered and broken, but the good news is that things apparently could have been worse for Tomas Hertl. He’s day-to-day with an injury to his right hand and likely will not be in the line up against the Vancouver Canucks tonight.
Which begs the question — who is going to be in the line up against Vancouver tonight? With a growing list of injuries on this team, it’s impossible to tell, especially with the choices in roster moves being made.
Tim Heed, Danny O’Regan, and Brandon Mashinter were all sent down to the Barracuda yesterday morning. Marcus Sorensen was sent down last week and injured in a game with the ‘Cuda on Wednesday, but DeBoer said he was “good to go,” so he may get the nod to be called up tonight on place of O’Regan. Mashinter and Heed were both scratches against Arizona.
The trio sent down yesterday morning played against the Tuscon Roadrunners last night. O’Regan earned an assist, Heed notched two assists and one minor penalty, and Mashinter earned a double minor penalty (he also served two bench minors for too many men on the ice).
With few options left, could we once again see Burns playing shifts at forward? DeBoer says it’s possible, but probably not.
You can read more about that, along with Sharks news and notes below:
Sharks Make Roster Moves
San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled Marcus Sorensen and reassigned defenseman Tim Heed and forwards Brandon Mashinter and Danny O'Regan to the San Jose Barracuda.
NHL - San Jose Sharks augmented reality bobblehead of Logan Couture changes the game
The bobblehead doll is one of the more coveted fan giveaways at NHL games, but one team thought the standard-issue version was getting a little stale. That's why the Sharks made the league's first augmented reality bobblehead.
Sharks get positive news on Hertl injury.
Tomas Hertl is doubtful for Thursday's game, but his injury isn't as "serious as it could have been".
Sharks' DeBoer weighs in on the Brent Burns debate.
Pete DeBoer said that the Sharks are 'way, way past' the idea of moving Burns back to forward.
Sharks feeling messy sense of deja vu | NBCS Bay Area
The Sharks were left with a messy sense of deja vu in the wake of Tuesday night’s loss to the Arizona Coyotes, as disparate narratives of the past five seasons rolled into one.
News from around the NHL and from PyeongChang:
Some Blues lament the NHL bypassing Olympics | St. Louis Blues | stltoday.com
Seven current Blues either participated in or were selected to represent their country in past Olympics.
Former NHL enforcer now lives in truck, faces an uncertain future - British Columbia - CBC News
Stephen Peat, a once celebrated NHL hockey fighter, is in debilitating pain, estranged from his family, living out of his vehicle and wondering what's next.
NHL teams need new blood, new ideas
"The old way" is racking up a lot of losses lately.
Five Invaluable, Inexpensive Role Players Up For Grabs at the NHL Trade Deadline | The Hockey News
Every team can’t land the big fish at the deadline, but those who miss out on the big-name talents or want to add on a budget should look to these five role players.
Leafs roster jam clouds NHL trade deadline outlook | Toronto Star
Nikita Soshnikov’s situation simmering with no room on Leaf roster. Nazem Kadri plays up hoops skills.
Puck Daddy Countdown: Hockey's race problem
In this week's Puck Daddy Countdown, Ryan Lambery discusses hockey's race problem, the Maple Leafs and an awesome Beanpot tournament.
USA vs. Canada, 2018 Olympic women’s hockey: Final score and recap - SBNation.com
A dominant American effort was not enough to punch out their rivals.
USA vs. Slovenia, 2018 Olympic hockey: Final score and recap - SBNation.com
A 2-0 lead in the third turned into a shocking 3-2 overtime loss for the men.
Olympics 2018: 3 things we learned from USA men’s hockey loss to Slovenia - SBNation.com
Our first look at the new Team USA revealed some interesting details.
Olympics 2018: What do Team USA’s and Russia’s upset hockey losses mean? - SBNation.com
The United States and Russia are already on their heels in a short Olympic tournament.