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Overseas Update: Sharks loan four more players abroad

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Alex True and Lean Bergmann return to their home countries in search of ice time.

Alexander True #70 of the San Jose Sharks looks on from the bench against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 25, 2020 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

With rumors that the NHL may have to push its return to February, the San Jose Sharks have been loaning more prospects and fringe NHL players overseas to keep them in shape during this extended off-season. Since last week, four more players have been loaned to European clubs.

On Wednesday, German center Lean Bergmann was loaned to Adler Mannheim in his home country’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Due to the 2019-20 playoffs being cancelled, Mannheim is the last Championship team, winning the league title in 2018-19. Coincidentally, they happen to be housed in SAP Arena, also sponsored by the German software company.

On Friday, center Alex True was loaned to Rungsted Seier Capital in his native country, Denmark. The 23-year-old went scoreless in his first (and only, so far) game with the club.

The team also made the loans of prospects Artemi Knyazev (Irbis Kazan, MHL) and Joachim Blichfeld (Frederikshavn White Hawks, Denmark) official mid-week last week. Both players have since debuted with their new clubs.

Here’s a quick glance at how the rest of the Sharks are doing abroad (Note: I broke it down by league, to give an easy comparison of how players in the same league are performing. This does mean that Yegor Spiridonov and Adam Raska have multiple entries, as they have been shifted up and down between leagues):

-HockeyAllsvenskan-

Jonathan Dahlen, LW

Team: Timrå IK | 2020-21 Stats: 8 GP, 7 G, 12 A | Nationality: SWE | Age: 22 | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 181 | Shoots: L

Marcus Sorensen, LW/RW

Team: HC Vita Hästen | 2020-21 Stats: 11 GP, 9 G, 10 A | Nationality: SWE | Age: 28 | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 174 | Shoots: L

Joel Kellman, C

Team: Kristianstads IK | 2020-21 Stats: 11 GP, 3 G, 1 A | Nationality: SWE | Age: 26 | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 192 | Shoots: L

-SHL-

Linus Öberg, C/W

Team: Örebro HK | 2020-21 Stats: 13 GP, 6 G, 0 A | Nationality: SWE | Age: 20 | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 203 | Shoots: R

Fredrik Händemark, C

Team: Malmö Redhawks | 2020-21 Stats: 11 GP, 2 G, 4 A | Nationality: SWE | Age: 27 | Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 209 | Shoots: L

-Liiga-

Antti Suomela, C

Team: HIFK | 2020-21 Stats: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A | Nationality: FIN | Age: 26 | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 179 | Shoots: L

Santeri Hatakka, D

Team: Ilves | 2020-21 Stats: 12 GP, 1 G, 1 A | Nationality: FIN | Age: 19 | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 183 | Shoots: L

Timur Ibragimov, LW

Team: TPS | 2020-21 Stats: 9 GP, 4 G, 0 A | Nationality: RUS | Age: 20 | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 183 | Shoots: L

-MHL-

Yegor Spiridonov, C/LW

Team: SKA-1946 St. Petersburg | 2020-21 Stats: 7 GP, 2 G, 4 A | Nationality: RUS | Age: 19 | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 185 | Shoots: R

Artemi Knyazev, D

Team: Irbis Kazan | 2020-21 Stats: 2 GP, 1 G, 0 A | Nationality: RUS | Age: 19 | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 183 | Shoots: L

-VHL-

Yegor Spiridonov, C/LW

Team: SKA-Neva St. Petersburg | 2020-21 Stats: 3 GP, 2 G, 1 A | Nationality: RUS | Age: 19 | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 185 | Shoots: R

Artemi Knyazev, D

Team: Bars Kazan | 2020-21 Stats: 0 GP, 0 G, 0 A | Nationality: RUS | Age: 19 | Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 183 | Shoots: L

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Yegor Spiridonov, C/LW

Team: SKA St. Petersburg | 2020-21 Stats: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A | Nationality: RUS | Age: 19 | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 185 | Shoots: R

Emil Galimov, LW/RW

Team: SKA St. Petersburg | 2020-21 Stats: 10 GP, 4 G, 2 A | Nationality: RUS | Age: 28 | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 185 | Shoots: L

Tony Sund, D

Team: Dinamo Riga | 2020-21 Stats: 10 GP, 0 G, 5 A | Nationality: FIN | Age: 21 | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 183 | Shoots: L

Ivan Chekhovich, LW

Team: Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod | 2020-21 Stats: 5 GP, 2 G, 1 A | Nationality: RUS | Age: 21 | Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 185 | Shoots: L

Alexei Melnichuk, G

Team: Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod | 2020-21 Stats: 7 GP, 2.40 GAA, .914 SV% | Nationality: RUS | Age: 22 | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 187 | Catches: L

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Adam Raska, LW/RW

Team: HC Ocelari Trinec | 2020-21 Stats: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A | Nationality: CZE | Age: 19 | Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 163 | Shoots: R

Josef Korenar, G

Team: HC Ocelari Trinec | 2020-21 Stats: 1 GP, 2.18 GAA, .900 SV% | Nationality: CZE | Age: 22 | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 185 | Catches: L

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Adam Raska, LW/RW

Team: HC Frydek-Mistek | 2020-21 Stats: 6 GP, 0 G, 0 A | Nationality: CZE | Age: 19 | Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 163 | Shoots: R

-Denmark-

Joachim Blichfeld, RW/LW

Team: Frederikshavn White Hawks | 2020-21 Stats: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A | Nationality: DEN | Age: 22 | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 187 | Shoots: R

Alex True, C

Team: Rungsted Seier Capital | 2020-21 Stats: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A | Nationality: DEN | Age: 22 | Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 201 | Shoots: L

-DEL-

Lean Bergmann, C/W

Team: Adler Mannheim | 2020-21 Stats: 0 GP, 0 G, 0 A | Nationality: GER | Age: 22 | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 205 | Shoots: L