The Sharks acquired Tom Pyatt and a 2019 sixth-round pick from the Canucks for Francis Perron and a 2019 seventh-round pick.
Pyatt started last season with the Senators, where he had two assists in 37 games. He was eventually dealt to the Canucks where he played the rest of the season out with Utica (AHL), picking up 19 points (6G / 13A) in 36 games. The 32-year-old will likely report to the AHL to start 2020.
The Sharks have signed Erik Karlsson to an eight-year contract extension worth $92.0 million ($11.5M AAV).
Karlsson was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but the Sharks have locked him up through the 2026-27 season. Karlsson’s new $11.5M cap-hit, represents a $5.0M raise and makes him the highest-paid defenseman in the NHL. After a slow-start and an injury plagued season, Karlsson posted his lowest point total (45) since 2012-13, but his point-per-game number (0.849) was right there with his most recent seasons.
The Sharks have signed Zachary Emond to an entry-level contract.
Emond is an 18-year-old netminder who the Sharks selected in the sixth-round (No. 176 overall) in 2018. Emond was an absurd 24-0-1 with a 1.73 GAA and .932 SV% with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, who won the Memorial Cup.
The Sharks have signed Jeffrey Truchon-Viel to a two-year contract.
Viel was an undrafted free-agent who spent the season with the San Jose Barracuda (AHL), where he had 11 goals and 11 assists (22 points) in 68 games. Viel spent five years in the QMJHL, where he had 115 goals and 81 assists (196 points) in 259 games.
The Sharks signed Lean Bergmann to an entry-level contract.
Bergmann, 20, was an undrafted free agent who went back to Germany this past season after three years in the USHL. The German winger had 20 goals and nine assists (29 points) in 50 games with the Iserlohn Roosters this season.
Jones will start Game 2 vs. the Blues.
Jones allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Sharks 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 1. Since being pulled in Game 4 in Vegas, Jones has gone 8-3-1 with a 2.20 GAA and .926 SV% in 11 games—including 6-1 with a .919 SV% on home-ice.
The Sharks signed Tony Sund to a one-year contract.
Sund, 23, was an undrafted free agent defenseman from Finland, who had eight goals and 27 assists (35 points) in 60 games with Sport Vaasa of the Finnish Liiga. "Tony is a big, smooth-skating defenseman who uses a strong stick to take away passing lanes and to close plays quickly,” Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. “He has tremendous vision that made him one of the top passers and playmakers from the back-end we saw this season.”
Jones will start Game 6 in Colorado.
Jones allowed one goal on 22 shots in the Sharks 2-1 win over the Avalanche in Game 5. jones has played very well in round 2, posting a .926 SV% while facing an average of 27 shots per game so far. In the two games played in Colorado, Jones is 1-1 while stopping 50 of the 54 shots (.926 SV%) that he faced.
Pavelski (upper-body) skated on Monday but will not play in Game 6.
Pavelski, who has been out since Game 7 vs. the Golden Knights, joined his teammates for Monday’s gameday skate but will not be in the lineup for Game 6. Pavelski appears close to returning to the Sharks lineup and will almost certainly be back for Round 3 if the Sharks are able to advance tonight.
Source: Kevin Kurz 05/6/19, 2:31 pm EST
Jones will start Game 4 in Colorado.
Jones allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Sharks 4-2 win in Game 3. Since falling down 3-1 to Vegas, Jones has gone 5-1 while posting a .935 SV% in his last six starts. The Sharks have a chance to put the Avalanche on the ropes heading back to San Jose and if Jones can continue to play well, they should be able to take a commanding 3-1 series lead of their own this time.
Donsoki (undisclosed) did not travel to Colorado for Game 3.
Donsoki has been out since Game 6 vs. the Golden Knights and the fact that he did not travel to Colorado for Game 3, suggests that he will remain sidelined for Game 4 as well. Lukas Radil will remain in the Sharks lineup while Donskoi is sidelined.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/30/19, 3:11 pm EST
Pavelski (upper-body) did not travel to Colorado for Game 3.
Pavelski remains sidelined after suffering a scary injury in Game 7 vs. the Golden Knights and the fact that he did not travel to Colorado suggests that Pavelski will also miss Game 4.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/30/19, 3:09 pm EST
Nyquist (personal) is expected to play in Game 3.
Nyquist’s wife gave birth to their child in Detroit but Nyquist is expected to be back for Game 3 in Colorado. Nyquist has performed well for the Sharks in the postseason, scoring one goal on 10 shots with three assists in nine games.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/30/19, 3:07 pm EST
Karlsson (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 1 vs. Colorado.
Karlsson missed Thursday’s practice and his status for Game 1 is unclear. Michael Haley skated on the fourth line in practice, but isn’t expected to play, so he Karlsson will likely skate there in Game 1. Karlsson had no points, four shots and a mins-2 rating in seven games during round one.
Donskoi (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 1 vs. the Avalanche.
Donskoi was on the ice in a non-contact jersey prior to Thursday’s practice but did not stay on for the team session. That suggests that Lukas Radil will remain in the Sharks lineup and Donskoi will sit for the second straight game.
Pavelski (undisclosed) is not expected to play in Game 1.
Pavelski, who was hurt in Game 7 vs. the Golden Knights, is expected to miss Game 1 vs. the Avalanche with what is believed to be a concussion. When asked if Pavelski had a concussion, head coach Pete DeBoer said: “I’m not going to get into specifics. I just told you he’s feeling the effects of it. You guys can put two and two together, I think.” Gustav Nyquist is expected to move up to the top line and Timo Meier is expected to be on the top power-play while Pavelski is out.
Jones will start Game 7 vs. the Golden Knights.
Jones stopped 58 of 59 shots in the Sharks double-overtime win in Vegas in Game 6. Jones has had his struggles in this series but has won back-to-back games to force Game 7, stopping 88 of the last 91 shots (.967 SV%) that he has faced. In his only Game 7 start of his career, Jones posted a 20-save shutout.