Found January 12, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Two Sharks defensemen went to play in Finland during the lockout.  Oddly, they both returned with hand injuries and probably won't be available to start the shortened season.   The only thing that would make it more odd would be if it was the same hand.  It isn't.  Jason Demers has a soft removable cast on his right hand, Justin Braun has a cast with a port hole for ultrasound therapy on his left. Jason Demers played 30 games with Karpat Oulu, and then some more games with Canada's team in the Spengler Cup tournament.  His team won that, which made me think I need to work on how I ask questions.  When I commented that Switzerland was a nice way to wind up his time in Europe, he left out that whole winning thing: To have Christmas and New Years with my family was icing on the cake for that trip. Maybe you have to be a little more explicit when asking about beating your Captain's team for a title.  In all, Demers did have a very successful time abroad: Cont...

Justin Braun doubtful for start of season?

Sharks defenseman Justin Braun appears doubtful to begin the season healthy enough to play, according to CSN’s Kevin Kurz.  Braun broke a bone in his wrist in December while playing in Finland during the lockout. His left wrist and hand have been immobilized for the past five weeks with a cast. Braun says he needs to wear the cast for five-to-seven weeks, which means he could...

Sharks greeted by fans in return from lockout

The San Jose Sharks skated onto their practice rink greeted by a warm ovation from a few hundred fans. After gathering at center ice, the players turned back to the crowd and raised their sticks in salute. With the four-month lockout officially over, the Sharks players and their fans were happy to be back at the rink. San Jose began its abbreviated one-week training camp on Sunday...

Sharks’ official 2013 schedule released

The Sharks have finally unveiled their schedule for the lockout-shortened, 48-game 2013 season. The NHL released its full schedule Saturday night after the players ratified the new CBA earlier in the day. It gave us a chance to confirm (by our count) that the Sharks schedule that leaked earlier on Saturday was correct. See the schedule here. Some important dates to note: Jan. 20...

Who Are You Guys Again?

(apologies for the delayed post. So much hockey news this past week and I decided to catch the flu. Terrible timing, really) One of the more meaningless losses of the lockouts was my normally encyclopedic knowledge of who is on the team. Sure, we've got your Joe Thorntons, Joe Pavelskis, Douglas Murrays, Ryane Clowe's and Patty Marleaus, but we picked up a few new guys...

Training camp opens: it’ll be over before you know it

Are the Sharks ready?  Is anyone?  I had to decide not to go to training camp today since I had plans to go with friends to a Bulls game.  It takes us months to find a date that works for all of us, so I don't have regrets there.  But I am cranky that the Sharks couldn't skate early enough for me to do both.  It irked me that Flyers and Red Wings had volunteered to...

Sharks prep for fast-paced season

Joe Thornton's face is already in midseason form. The San Jose Sharks captain took a dozen stitches after a teammate on his Swiss league team clipped him with a stick in practice. The wounds below his left eye may not be very noticeable when the NHL begins its lockout-shortened 48-game season next weekend. Thornton told that the scar left by the league's most...
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