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Forward Dylan Gambrell is among the players reassigned to the Barracuda.

Nov 23, 2019; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Dylan Gambrell (7) and New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) battle for possession in the second period at SAP Center at San Jose John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks announced they have reassigned three players to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. Forwards Dylan Gambrell and Noah Gregor and defenseman Jacob Middleton will return to the Sharks’ top developmental affiliate.

Gambrell has been with the Sharks since the beginning of the season, appearing in 30 games and recording six points. He skated just over eight and a half minutes last night in the Sharks’ 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes, his lowest ice time in over a month. Last season, Gambrell spent most of his time in the AHL and recorded 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists) in 51 games.

Gregor has already spent six games with the Barracuda this season and recorded seven points. In 18 NHL games, he has one goal. He last played on December 14 against the Vancouver Canucks, skating just over seven minutes. Gregor played in the Western Hockey League last season and recorded 88 points (43G, 45A) in 63 games for the Prince Albert Raiders.

Middleton returns to the Barracuda with 0 points in two NHL games. He has two assists in 12 AHL games this season. Last season as an alternate captain for the Barracuda, he recorded 14 assists and added five goals in 57 games.

The Barracuda play tonight at 7 p.m. against the Ontario Reign. The Sharks’ next game is on Saturday against the St. Louis Blues.