Deep Blue Sea: Doug Wilson takes temporary medical leave

Plus Matt Murray on waivers, Artemi Panarin and Brad Marchand’s beef and more in today’s news and notes.

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson will take a temporary medical leave of absence, the team announced on Friday.

Wilson has been dealing with a “persistent cough” since September, and the ailment is now affecting his sleep, but his absence is not believed to be related to COVID-19.

Assistant general manager Joe Will will take over the day-to-day duties during Wilson’s absence. He has been the Sharks’ assistant general manager for the last 11 seasons and has been the team’s AHL general manager for the last nine.

Wilson was recently inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame due to his efforts as a player, where he put up 237 goals and 827 points through 1,024 games with the Chicago Blackhawks and Sharks.

We send nothing our best wishes to Wilson and hope all the best for him going forward.

News & Notes

  • Evander Kane’s status with Sharks still uncertain as suspension ends [YardBarker]
  • NHL Rumors: Oilers, Rutherford, Hamilton, Flames, Coyotes, and the Sharks [NHL Rumors]/

Blood in the Water

  • Report: Sens G Murray to be placed on waivers [TSN]
  • Russia-based insults led Rangers’ Artemi Panarin to hurl glove at Brad Marchand [New York Post]
  • Devils take jokes about Jersey jersey, make Hat hat for charity []
  • Kraken captain Mark Giordano enters COVID protocol [Pro Hockey Rumors]
  • Blackhawks place forward Adam Gaudette on waivers [Sportsnet]
  • Bo Horvat: “It’s exhausting and unacceptable” [Yahoo Sports]/

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