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Brent Burns will likely return to the Sharks lineup Tuesday night vs. the Blues after a seven-game absence due to an apparent leg injury. But it won’t be at his typical spot on the blue line. The defenseman reportedly will be starting at forward for Todd McLellan.
Welp, might be safe to say the Sharks have officially gotten desperate.
According to Kevin Kurz and David Pollak, Burns is slated start the game as a right wing on the third line with Scott Gomez and James Sheppard. Burns will probably still see time in a defensive role on the second power play shift.
Here’s Burns on what he can bring up front, via Kurz:
“It’s just going to be a matter of skating and trying to shoot the puck,” he said. “Use my body, and protect the puck. I don’t know, we’ll see.”
Burns earlier in his career while in the Minnesota Wild organization played forward before switching full time to defenseman.
Burns, however, in the handful of games he hasn’t missed due to injury this season, has noticeably strug...
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from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,
Here’s what else I heard when we talked about what needed to be done to get things on track or some of the problems that have been exposed in the first 24 games:
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The San Jose Sharks brought desperation, intensity, and determination but the hockey gods still sided with St Louis.
You could say they were robbed, denied, or had this game stolen from them, either way the Sharks fell 4-2 to the Blues. The final shot count was 41-21 in favor of the Sharks and the scoring chances also fell in favor of San Jose.
On Many occasions the shot clock...
News that I completely missed last week: Sena Acolatse is back in the Worcester lineup, has been since March 1st. I may be inattentive but I think that is exciting, awesome and a good thing for the Sharks.
Worcester only played two games since last Monday, a relatively leisurely schedule for the AHL. Saturday, Sebastian Stalberg scored the only first period goal to give...
After two overtime losses in two days, the San Jose Sharks are in the midst of another frustrating losing streak. Tuesday night will provide them not only with a chance to end their latest slide, but also an opportunity to avenge one of those defeats.
San Jose will visit the St. Louis Blues, who got a hat trick from Vladimir Sobotka and an overtime winner from Patrik Berglund to...
Peter Sivak was the first player signed by the San Francisco Bulls, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. A quick google search for "Peter Sivak" will turn up several mentions of one of the fastest goals in professional hockey history. Whether it was 5 seconds from the faceoff, 4.8 seconds, or 3.23 seconds isn't important. It was very fast. It isn't entirely...
It's been over a month since the Los Angeles Kings have dropped consecutive games.
The San Jose Sharks' slide began well over a month ago.
These Pacific Division rivals, however, are separated by only two points in the crowded Western Conference standings heading into Thursday night's opener of a home-and-home set in San Jose.
The Kings (14-9-2) and Sharks (11-8-6...
(AP) -- After two overtime losses in two days, the San Jose Sharks are in the midst of another frustrating losing streak. Tuesday night will provide them not only with a chance to end their latest slide, but also an opportunity to avenge one of those defeats.
San Jose will visit the St. Louis Blues, who got a hat trick from Vladimir Sobotka and an overtime winner from Patrik Berglund...