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Sharks trade Troy Grosenick and Brandon Bollig to Predators for pick

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Not bad for a minor league deal.

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The Sharks have sent AHL goaltender Troy Grosenick and forward Brandon Bollig to the Nashville Predators in exchange for the Predators’ 2018 sixth-round draft pick, as announced by both clubs today.

The 31-year-old Bollig was signed by the Sharks during free agency this summer. He has played 45 games with the San Jose Barracuda, scoring eight goals and two assists and logging 68 penalty minutes.

Grosenick was once in the running to back up Martin Jones in the wake of losing James Reimer to free agency in 2016, but has struggled to maintain consistency since being beaten out for the job by Aaron Dell. He led the Barracuda to the Western Conference Final in the Calder Cup playoffs in 2017. He was sidelined with a leg injury earlier this season and was once again beaten out for the starting goaltender position by Antoine Bibeau. He has appeared in 20 games for the ‘Cuda this year, posting a .902 save percentage and a 6-9-4 record.

The 28-year-old netminder will likely be looking for a bigger opportunity with the Predators. He has only appeared in two games with the Sharks in the 2014-15 season, where he earned one win and one loss and a .948 save percentage.

While the Sharks are still without a second- or third-round pick in the 2018 draft, this does give them an extra pick in the sixth round.