San Jose Sharks Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Brent Burns, RW4/11/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: Sharks defensemen Brent Burns scored a power-play goal in the loss to the Kings on Saturday.
Insight: Burns finishes the season with 17 goals and 43 assists as he played in every game during the 2014-15 season. He also had a minus-nine rating with 65 penalty minutes.
Logan Couture, C3/29/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture scored a goal during Sunday's loss against the Penguins.
Insight: San Jose fell in a shootout, with Couture notching his 25th goal of the season. He also had seven shots on goal, and now has 62 points through 76 games this season.
Joe Pavelski, C3/28/2015 7:21:00 PM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored a goal and led San Jose with seven shots on Saturday versus the Flyers.
Insight: Pavelski scored on the power play to give San Jose a, 2-1, lead in the first period. The Sharks won the game, 3-2, in a shootout. Pavelski has 26 goals and 31 assists in 75 games this season.
Alex Stalock, G3/28/2015 7:18:00 PM
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock made just 16 saves on 18 shots, but he did get the victory over the Flyers in a shootout.
Insight: Conversely, Flyers goaltender Steve Mason faced 44 shots and stopped 42 of them. The Sharks won the shootout on Brent Burns' goal in the fifth round. Stalock is 7-7-1 this season as Antti Niemi's backup.
Patrick Marleau, C3/26/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau recorded three points during Thursday's victory over Detroit.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with two shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating. Marleau now has 17 goals and 52 points through 74 games this season.
Joe Pavelski, C3/23/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored his 35th goal of the season as San Jose lost to Ottawa, 5-2, on Monday.
Insight: Pavelski, however, was minus-two in the game. He did have seven shots on net to lead all Sharks skaters. Pavelski has 31 assists with his 35 goals and a plus-11 rating in 73 games this season.
Antti Niemi, G3/21/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi played well, but took the loss Saturday versus Montreal.
Insight: He allowed just one one goal on 28 shots, but the Sharks fell 2-0. Niemi is now 28-21-7 on the season.
Joe Thornton, C3/19/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton had a pair of assists in the, 4-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
Insight: Thornton assisted Logan Couture's power play goal and then Melker Karlsson's goal. Thornton has 14 goals and 48 assists in 67 games this season.
Antti Niemi, G3/19/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi made 27 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Sharks on Thursday.
Insight: Niemi allowed just one goal. He is now 28-20-7 this season.
Joe Pavelski, C3/17/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored twice during Tuesday's loss to the Jets.
Insight: Pavelski scored both of San Jose's goals, and also had a plus-one rating on the night. He now has 34 goals, 64 points, 25 penalty minutes, and a plus-13 rating through 70 games this season.
Joe Thornton, C3/14/2015 6:45:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored in the, 6-2, loss versus the Blackhawks on Saturday.
Insight: The scored doesn't tell the whole story as the game was tied, 2-2, after the second period. Thornton has 14 goals and 44 assists in 65 games this season.
Joe Thornton, C3/8/2015 9:01:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton recorded two points during Saturday's loss against the Canucks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots. Thornton continues to be a reliable option, as he now has 13 goals and 57 points through 62 games this season. Melker Karlsson scored the other goal in San Jose's loss.
Patrick Marleau, C3/1/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored a goal in San Jose's loss to Ottawa on Saturday.
Insight: Marleau scored on the power play to give the Sharks a, 2-1, lead, but the Senators scored three unanswered goals in the final period to win, 4-2. Marleau has 14 goals and 31 assists but is also minus-16 in 63 games this season.
Brent Burns, RW2/22/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Sharks defensemen Brent Burns scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss against the Kings.
Insight: Burns has been a great defensive option, and he now has 16 goals, 45 points, and 55 penalty minutes through 61 games this season. He added six shots on goal on Saturday night as well.
Matt Irwin, D2/17/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin scored the only goal for San Jose on Tuesday as the Sharks lost, 5-1, in Nashville.
Insight: San Jose actually jumped out, 1-0, on Irwin's goal about five minutes into the game. Nashville, however, scored five unanswered goals to end the game. Irwin isn't really fantasy relevant with five goals and six assists in 34 games this season.
Logan Couture, C2/15/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture scored a goal during Sunday's loss against the Lightning.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal and a minus-one rating on the night. Couture has been solid all season, and now has 21 goals and 51 points through 58 games this season.
Tomas Hertl, C2/8/2015 9:09:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Tomas Hertl had three points on Saturday night.
Insight: Hertl recorded two goals and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. He can be left on the waiver wire for now though.
Joe Pavelski, C2/3/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski had two goals and an assist in the, 5-4, shootout loss to the Oilers on Monday.
Insight: Pavelski led the team with six shots on net. He scored on the power play and then on even strength to give the Sharks a, 4-3, lead. San Jose, however, allowed a goal with less than two minutes left that tied the game. Pavelski has 27 goals and 19 assists in 51 games this season.
Tomas Hertl, C1/22/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Sharks forward Tomas Hertl will play in the AHL over the All-Star break according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Insight: Hertl did not get a normal offseason to train because of injuries last summer, so this is just a move to get the forward more ice time. He will return to the NHL after the break.
Antti Niemi, G1/22/2015 10:38:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi allowed two goals in Wednesday's victory over the Kings.
Insight: Niemi is 19-11-5 this season with a 2.57 GAA and .912 save percentage.
Patrick Marleau, C1/22/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored a goal and an assist on Wednesday versus the Kings.
Insight: Marleau has nine goals and 24 assists in 48 games, but his minus-10 rating is hurting fantasy owners.
Logan Couture, C1/22/2015 10:32:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture led San Jose passed Los Angeles, 4-2, on Wednesday.
Insight: Couture had two goals and an assist versus the Kings. He scored in the first period and assisted Patrick Marleau's power-play goal in the second period. Then in the third period, Couture scored an unassisted empty-netter. Couture has 18 goals and 24 assists in 48 games this season.
Antti Niemi, G1/14/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi allowed two goals in Tuesday's win against Arizona.
Insight: He faced 29 shots on goal, and improved his record to 17-11-4 with a 2.59 GAA and .912 save percentage.
Joe Pavelski, C1/14/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored a goal during Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.
Insight: Pavelski also had three shots on goal, and has really has been good this season. He has 22 goals, 38 points, and a plus-10 rating through 44 games.
Logan Couture, C1/8/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture posted two points during Thursday's loss to the Blues.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a minus-one rating. Couture now has 15 goals and 36 points through 42 games this season.
Joe Thornton, C1/8/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton (shoulder) will not play Thursday, but hopes to return Saturday.
Insight: He will miss his fourth consecutive game Thursday. Thornton has nine goals and 33 points through 38 games.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D1/6/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: San Jose defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic netted the game-winner in overtime Tuesday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Vlasic is worthy of a look, as he now has six goals, 14 points, and a plus-12 rating through 40 games.
Joe Pavelski, C1/6/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski recorded two points during Tuesday's overtime victory against the Wild.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along woth four shots and a plus-two rating. Pavelski has been great all season, and now has 21 goals and 37 points through 41 games.
Brent Burns, RW1/5/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Sharks defensemen Brent Burns scored his 11th goal of the season on Monday.
Insight: Burns started the scoring with a power-play goal in the first period. It appeared the Jets and Sharks were poised for overtime, however, Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored with five seconds left in the third period, and the Sharks won, 3-2. Burns has 11 goals and 20 assists in 40 games this season.
Joe Thornton, C1/4/2015 5:45:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.
Insight: He missed Saturday's contest, and will now be sideline even longer. Thornton has nine goals and 33 points through 38 games.
Antti Niemi, G1/1/2015 12:43:00 PM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped all 28 shots on goal for a shutout Wednesday versus Anaheim.
Insight: Niemi remains a solid option in net, and is now 15-8-4 with a 2.38 GAA and .919 save percentage.
Joe Pavelski, C1/1/2015 12:42:00 PM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored two goals and had four shots during Wednesday's victory against the Ducks.
Insight: Pavelski continues to be a great option, as he has 19 goals and 32 points through 38 games.
Logan Couture, C1/1/2015 12:36:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win over the Ducks.
Insight: He also had five shots and a plus-one rating Couture has been very solid this season, and now has 14 goals and 31 points through 38 games.
Joe Thornton, C12/31/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored his ninth goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Thornton also had 23 assists with a plus-four rating in 37 games. Solid production for a 35-year old.
Joe Pavelski, C12/28/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored the only San Jose goal on Saturday.
Insight: Pavelski scored the first goal of the game inside of 17:00 minutes left in the first period, but the Sharks wouldn't score again as the Kings ended the game with three straight goals. Pavelski has 17 goals and 13 assists with a plus-six rating in 36 games this season.
Antti Niemi, G12/21/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi allowed two goals during Saturday's overtime victory against St. Louis.
Insight: He faced 20 shots on goal, and is now 14-7-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .917 save percentage. Niemi should be in all lineups each time he is between the pipes.
Brent Burns, RW12/21/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: San Jose defensemen Brent Burns scored the game-winner in overtime on Saturday against the Blues.
Insight: It was on the power-play, and Burns now has 10 goals and 26 points through 34 games. He is a great option for fantasy owners.
Tomas Hertl, C12/14/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Tomas Hertl scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday.
Insight: It was the only goal of the game until Joe Thornton added an empty-net score with about a 1:30 left in the third period. Hertl has seven assists and 14 points in 32 games this season.
Antti Niemi, G12/14/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped all 29 shots he faced in a shutout of the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: That is a great sign for Niemi, who missed the last two starts for an undisclosed injury reason. Niemi is 12-7-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .919 save percentage this season.
Logan Couture, C12/10/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture had a goal and an assist on Tuesday's victory over the Oilers.
Insight: Couture scored the first of three straight goals to win the game as the Sharks won, 5-2. Couture finished plus-two and was tied for the team lead with three shots on net. He has 12 goals and 14 assists this season.
Joe Pavelski, C12/10/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored two goals to help San Joes score three unanswered goals and win, 5-2, over the Oilers.
Insight: Pavelski scored the first goal of the game and then the second of three straight in the second and third period as the Sharks broke the, 2-2, tie. The second goal for Pavelski was on the power play. Unfortunately, despite the two scores, Pavelski was still minus-one.
Alex Stalock, G12/9/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock will start on Tuesday for the second straight game.
Insight: Regular starting goaltender Antti Niemi was supposed to start the home-and-home series with the Oilers, but Stalock draws the start Tuesday instead. Since no one really knows why, Niemi owners might feel a bit uneasy.
Antti Niemi, G12/7/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi played well in Saturday's win over Calgary.
Insight: He made 33 saves on 35 shots, and is now 11-7-3 with a 2.53 GAA and .915 save percentage. Niemi remains the top goaltending option in San Jose.
Patrick Marleau, C12/7/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday night.
Insight: Marleau now has 24 points through 28 games, and is currently producing as a top-40 player.
Logan Couture, C12/7/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture recorded two points during Saturday's victory over the Flames.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal and a plus-three rating on the night. Couture has been solid all season, and now has 24 points through 28 games.
Logan Couture, C11/30/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture scored a pair of goals on Saturday.
Insight: Couture scored the first two goals of the game for San Jose, first an even-strength goal and then a shorthanded goal about four and a half minutes later. Couture has 10 goals and 11 assists in 25 games this season.
Antti Niemi, G11/27/2014 11:21:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi was not really tested on Wednesday.
Insight: He did stop 17-of-18 shots on goal, but it was not enough. Niemi is now 7-7-3 with a 2.49 GAA and .917 save percentage.
Antti Niemi, G11/23/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi played well enough to earn the victory Saturday versus Arizona.
Insight: He stopped 22-of-25 shots on goal and improved his record to 7-6-3 on the season. Niemi now has a 2.58 GAA and .915 save percentage, which owners would like to see him improve.
Joe Pavelski, C11/23/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored a goal during Saturday's shootout loss to Arizona.
Insight: It was his ninth goal of the season, and Pavelski now has 19 points and a +3 rating overall. He will continue to be a great otion for fantasy owners all season long.
Joe Pavelski, C11/15/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored in a losing effort against the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Insight: Pavelski has eight goals and eight assists this season. San Jose had 37 shots against the Blue Jackets, but lost, 2-1.
Antti Niemi, G11/13/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi earned a victory Thursday over the Lightning.
Insight: He stopped 32-of-33 shots on goal and is now 7-5-1 on the season. Niemi is clearly the Sharks top goaltender.
Joe Thornton, C11/13/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored a goal in Thursday's win over the Lightning.
Insight: Thornton now has a solid 16 points in 18 games played. Owners should be pleased with his production.
Alex Stalock, G11/12/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: San Jose has placed goalie Alex Stalock on injured reserve according to CSN Bay Area.
Insight: There are no reports yet as to what Stalock's injury is. He is 2-2-1 this season with a .925 save percentage and 2.38 GAA.
Joe Thornton, C11/11/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored the lone goal for San Jose against the lowly Panthers.
Insight: Thornton is having a productive season at the age of 35. He has five goals and 10 assists in 17 games.
Alex Stalock, G11/9/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock stopped 37-of-40 shots in Saturday's win over the Stars.
Insight: He is now 2-2-1, but should not be considered an option, as he is still playing behind Antti Niemi.
Patrick Marleau, C11/9/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau continued his strong start to the season, Saturday against the Stars.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a +1 rating. Marleau now has 15 points in 15 games, and should be considered a solid option for the duration of the season.
Brent Burns, RW11/8/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: San Jose defensemen Brent Burns scored two goals in Saturday's win over Dallas.
Insight: He now has six goals and 15 points on the season, which is extremely solid for a defensemen.
Logan Couture, C11/2/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture scored his sixth goal of the season Saturday.
Insight: Couture's score put the Sharks up 2-1 about halfway through the second period. San Jose added a third goal four minutes later and beat the Islanders, 3-1.
Joe Thornton, C10/30/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored a goal and was +1 on the night, against the Wild.
Insight: Thornton keeps producing, as he now has 11 points on the season, and as long as he can stay healthy, 70 points is not out of his range.
Antti Niemi, G10/30/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi- played well thursday against Minnesota.
Insight: He stopped 43-of-46 shots, and is firmly entrenched as the team's number one goaltender.
Logan Couture, C10/29/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture scored to tie the game against the Avalanche on Tuesday as San Jose won in a shoot out, 3-2.
Insight: Couture scored on a pass from Justin Braun and Tommy Wingels. It was Couture's fifth goal of the season. He had six shots on net on Tuesday.
Antti Niemi, G10/29/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped 31-of-33 shots against the Avalanche as San Jose beat Colorado, 3-2, in a shootout.
Insight: Niemi has been a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners this season. He is 5-2 with a 2.66 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Brent Burns, RW10/25/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: San Jose defensemen Brent Burns continued to play well, after changing positions this season.
Insight: He notched his second goal of the season, and after converting from being a winger, Burns now has nine points on the season. Owners who took the gamble with him, have it paying off.
Alex Stalock, G10/25/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock did not see4 much action in Saturday's loss.
Insight: He stopped 13-of-shots on goal, as San Jose fell to the Sabres 2-1. Unless Stalock is able to separate himself from Antti Niemi, he will remain the backup goaltender for the Sharks.
Joe Pavelski, C10/24/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is moving to the third line according to CSN Bay Area.
Insight: Pavelski will play with Tommy Wingels and Chris Tierney on Saturday. Pavelski has four goals and four assists in eight games to start the year, but coach Todd McLellan wants to improve the team's defense.
Logan Couture, C10/21/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture had a big game in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He scored two goals, and also had a superb eight shots on goal. However since the Sharks gave up five goals, Couture was -2 on the night. Joe Thornton added San Jose's third goal on the night, his second of the season.
Patrick Marleau, C10/18/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored his fourth goal of the young season on Saturday against the Devils.
Insight: San Jose won, 4-2. Marleau had two points, two shots and was plus-one. He has seven points on the season.
Logan Couture, C10/18/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture scored a goal and has two assist in a victory over the Devils, on Saturday.
Insight: Couture had his first assist and goal on the power play as San Jose jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the end of the second period. Couture then assisted Patrick Marleau's goal as the Sharks led 3-0. The Devils battled back to score the next two goals before allowing an empty netter.
Patrick Marleau, C10/16/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: San Jose center Patrick Marleauscored his third goal of the season.
Insight: Marleau is off to solid start, and now has five points through four games. Owners will hope he keeps this going throughout the entire season.
Alex Stalock, G10/16/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock played well in Thursday's shootout loss.
Insight: He stopped 42-of-45 shots, and has played well in both of his starts this season. Antti Niemi is the Sharks number one goalie, but has a short leash, and Stalock will continue to be waiting in the wings.
Matt Irwin, D10/14/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin scored two goals on Tuesday against the Capitals.
Insight: Irwin scored in the first two minutes and then again about three minutes later on the power play. It was the first two goals of the season for him. The Sharks won in the shootout, 6-5.
Patrick Marleau, C10/12/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: San Jose center Patrick Marleau produces another two points on Saturday against Winnipeg.
Insight: After recording a goal and an assist in the opener, Marleau was back at it again, with another goal and assist, along with four shots on goal. He is now +3 on the season, with two penalty minutes as well.
Alex Stalock, G10/12/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock pitched a shutout in first start of the season.
Insight: After Antti Niemi shut out the Kings on opening night, Stalock matched his counterpart. He stopped all 30 shots he faced, and now owners will need to keep an eye on Stalock, to see if he becomes a relevant fantasy player.
Tyler Kennedy, C10/7/2014 1:43:00 PM
Description: San Jose forward Tyler Kennedy (undisclosed) is expected to miss Wednesday's game against Los Angeles .
Insight: At least he was seen on the ice Monday. Kennedy had four goals, 17 points, 34 PIM and 143 SOG in 67 games last season which hardly makes him fantasy worthy.
Brent Burns, RW10/3/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: San Jose winger-turned-defensemen Brent Burns will be a highly sought after fantasy value in 2014-15 because of his dual eligibilty.
Insight: He can be productive at either position and will be on the top blueline pairing along with power play unit work. He posted 48 points last season and we still think he can post 42 points from the blueline.
Patrick Marleau, C10/3/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: San Jose center Patrick Marleau is a solid points producer and shows up for every game, both characteristics that fantasy owners love.
Insight: Marleau has played every game for the past five seasons and cracked the 70-point barrier in three of them. Playing with Logan Couture and Matthew Nieto on the second line should provide him with enough talent to continue to be a valuable fantasy asset.
Joe Pavelski, C10/3/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski posted 41 goals last season, but fantasy owners may not get quite that much out of him in 2014-15.
Insight: Pavelski scored on 18.2 percent of his shots, but far the best in the league and well above his career average of 11.1 percent. we have him scheduled to play on the right wing with Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl and are projecting 36 goals and 32 assists.
Joe Thornton, C10/3/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton sometimes gets overlooked, but his consistent numbers will help any fantasy lineup.
Insight: With 11 goals, 65 assists and 122 SOG in 82 games, Thornton is a bit one-dimensional, but he dominates the assist category, finishing ahead of everyone except the great Sidney Crosby in that category. Fantasy owners also have to like he's played every game in six of the past eight seasons.
Tomas Hertl, C10/3/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: San Jose second-year forward Tomas Hertl (knee surgery) was putting up monster rookie numbers before the injury (25 points in 37 games).
Insight: The soon-to-be 21-year-old Hertl is expected to play on the left wing alongside stars Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski which means if his right knee can take the punishment of a lot of minutes he could be a 60-plus point scorer. We say the team doesn't overuse him and he puts up a respectable 51 points.
Brad Stuart, D9/29/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Defenseman Brad Stuart has agreed to a two-year, $7.2 million contract extension with Colorado.
Insight: This does not really effect fantasy owners. He had just 11 points in 61 games with San Jose last season. Colorado traded a 2016 second round pick and 2017 sixth round selection to acquire him. He is not fantasy relevant.
Brent Burns, RW9/19/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: San Jose head coach Todd McLellan confirms that the team sees Brent Burns as a defenseman and not a forward according to CSN Bay Area.
Insight: Both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau said they would like to see Burns return to forward, but their head coach does not agree. Being that the Sharks lost Dan Boyle and Brad Stuart this offseason, it is probably best for the team leaving Burns on the blue line.
Raffi Torres, LW8/21/2014 12:49:00 PM
Description: San Jose winger Raffi Torres will miss the first few months of the season because of an infection he developed after surgery to his right knee according to David Pollack of Mercury News.
Insight: Torres had another surgery on his knee due to the infection. He missed most of last season while recovering from a torn ACL.
Logan Couture, C6/11/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: San Jose center Logan Couture underwent surgery on his hand last week, according to the Associated Press.
Insight: Couture hurt his hand fighting with Mike Richards of the Kings in Game 6 of San Jose's first-round playoff series, which the Kings won after coming back from a 3-0 deficit. He's expected to be fully recovered by training camp.
Brent Burns, RW5/15/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: The Sharks are planning to move Brent Burns back to defense next season. SOURCE: David Pollak, Mercury News
Insight: Burns actually did pretty well at forward in 2013-14, contributing 22 goals and 26 assists in 69 games. His 245 shots on goal were a career-high. Because of his knack for scoring, we'd expect Burns to be one of the better defensemen in fantasy hockey next season.

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