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The Sharks have traded James Sheppard to the Rangers for a 2016 4th round pick.

Sheppard is a versatile forward who can play all three positions. He has played primarily on the Sharks third line, tallying 16 points (5G / 11A) in 57 games this season. He has never really lived up to his 9th overall selection in 2006, but he is good big-body, two-way forward who will help the Rangers bottom-6.

Source: Darren Dreger 03/2/15, 3:44 am EST

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The Sharks have assigned James Sheppard (knee) to Worcester (AHL) for a conditioning stint.

Sheppard was skating with the Sharks and nearing a return from his knee injury, but San Jose has sent him down to get him back into game-shape, before he returns to the lineup. There is no word on who will be headed back to the minors when Sheppard is healthy, but it will likely be Chris Tierney.

Source: Kevin Kurz 10/17/14, 6:43 am EST

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The Sharks have agreed to a one-year deal with restricted free-agent James Sheppard.

Sheppard, 26, had 20 points (4G / 16A) in 67 games with the Sharks last season. The regular season was a struggle, but Sheppard had two goals and four assists in seven postseason games. He has yet to develop into the scorer that made him the ninth overall pick in 2006. Sheppard has just 73 points (16 G / 57A) in 323 career NHL games.

Source: Kevin Kurz 07/8/14, 12:06 pm EST

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Still no timetable for Sheppard's return from knee damage, but advised both he and Niittymaki will be traveling to DAL-COL for practice time

Sheppard just returned to the ice so getting back in game shape should be hard. Expect him to miss at least another month as he gets more comfortable with his surgically damaged knee.

Source: David Pollak 11/18/11, 10:14 am EST

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