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The Sharks have signed Timur Ibragimov to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Ibragimov was drafted in the sixth-round of the 2019 draft and spent 2020 in Russia's second and third tier. Ibragimov had a lot of success on the "junior" circuit, posting seven points (5G / 2A) in seven games but had just 13 points (5G / 8A) in 35 games after moving up to the VHL (Russia's second division).

Source: San Jose Sharks 05/12/20, 10:21 am EST

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The Sharks signed Fredrik Handemark to a one-year, entry-level contract ($725K AAV).

Handemark was an undrafted free-agent out of Sweden. The 26-year-old centre has played primarily in the Swedish Elite League since 2014 and is coming off of a career-year. He set new career-bests in goals (14), assists (24) to lead Malmo in points (38) in 52 games this season.

Source: San Jose Sharks 05/5/20, 11:06 am EST

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The Sharks signed Alexei Melnichuk to a two-year deal worth $1.85 million ($925K AAV).

Melnichuk was high in demand after a strong 2019-20 season in the KHL. The 21-year-old netminder only appeared in 16 games, but went 8-5-1 and finished fourth in the league in GAA (1.68) and tied for 12th in SV% (.930). He signs with San Jose where he could play right away. Aaron Dell is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020 season and Martin Jones struggled with a 3.00 GAA and .896 SV% before the season was paused. Their team GAA (3.21) was fifth-worst in the league, so Melnichuk addresses an immediate need for San Jose.

Source: Dan Milstein 05/5/20, 11:04 am EST

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The Sharks signed John Leonard to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Leonard was a sixth-round pick in 2018 and finished his junior season at UMass-Amherst as a Hobby Baker finalist after tallying a team-high 27 goals and 37 points. In his three-year stint with the MinuteMen, Leonard scored 105 points (56 goals, 49 assists) in 106 career games.

Source: San Jose Sharks 04/13/20, 12:40 pm EST

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The Sharks signed Radim Simek to a four-year, $9.0 million contract extension ($2.25M AAV) on March 9th.

Simek started the season on IR with a leg injury and missed more time in December after undergoing a knee operation. Overall, he missed 22 games, recording nine points (2G / 7A) with 1.9 hits and 1.3 blocked shots per game in 48 games. Signing a four-year extension means the Sharks have Simek, Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic all signed through at least 2024.

Source: Kevin Kurz 03/23/20, 11:33 am EST

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Dell will start Wednesday in Chicago.

Dell stopped 36 of 38 shots in the Sharks loss to the Senators last Saturday. Dell has lost four straight starts (0-3-1) while posting a 3.31 GAA and .896 SV%. On Wednesday he'll face the Blackhawks for the second time this season--he allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 5-4 win in Chicago in October.

Source: Brandon Cain 03/11/20, 1:55 pm EST

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Dell will start Saturday vs. the Senators.

Dell allowed four goals on 27 shots in the Sharks loss in Philadelphia on February 25th. Martin Jones, who has played terrifically, has started the last four games but Dell will go tonight vs. Ottawa. Dell has lost three in a row while posting a 3.76 GAA and .874 SV%. Tonight he faces a Senators team that has lost six straight road games while averaging 1.83 goals for and 4.00 goals against.

Source: Kevin Kurz 03/7/20, 4:03 pm EST

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Jones will start Thursday vs. the Wild.

Jones allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Sharks win over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Jones is red-hot right now, winning three in a row, which will result in him getting a fourth straight on Thursday. During that stretch, Jones has posting a 1.33 GAA, .950 SV% and one shutout. Less than a month ago, he posted a 39-save shutout against these Wild.

Source: Kevin Kurz 03/5/20, 8:01 pm EST

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Jones will start Tuesday vs. the Maple Leafs.

Jones stopped all 30 shots that he faced in the Sharks shutout win over the Penguins on Saturday. Jones is playing terrific right now, having won two straight and three of his last five while posting a 1.40 GAA, .951 SV% and two shutouts. Tonight he takes on a Maple Leafs team that has won four of their last five (4-1-0) while scoring 20 goals (4.00 GF/gm).

Source: Terry Koshan 03/3/20, 2:26 pm EST

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