San Jose Sharks News

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.

Source: San Jose Sharks 06/17/19, 7:58 pm EST

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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.”

Source: San Jose Sharks 05/13/19, 3:39 pm EST

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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.

Source: @SanJoseSharks 05/6/19, 3:59 pm EST

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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

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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.

Source: @SanJoseSharks 05/2/19, 4:29 pm EST

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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.

Source: Curtis Pashelka 04/26/19, 12:55 pm EST

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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.

Source: Kevin Kurz 04/26/19, 12:44 pm EST

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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.

Source: @SanJoseSharks 04/23/19, 3:20 pm EST

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