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Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is likely to play Saturday afternoon, making his season debut against the Coyotes, according to CSN’s Kevin Kurz.
Burns has missed all 10 games this season while still recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery. As one of the team’s top defenseman, he returns to a Sharks blue line that has played surprisingly well in his absence.
The Sharks cleared the roster spot for Burns by waiving defenseman Nick Petrecki.
Also, another bit of related sad news to report. It sounds as if Burns has dropped the homeless lumberjack look. That has apparently been the plan once he would return to game action.
RIP Brent Burns’ horrifying/amazing beard.
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If Burns is practicing next to Stuart, what does that mean? The other d-pairs were: Murray-Irwin, Boyle-Vlasic, and Demers-Braun. So, a Stuart-Burns pair could mean something is going to be different tomorrow. Take your choice: Murray and Irwin sit, or Demers and Braun sit, (I had to take a second to catch my breath after laughing at that one) or Brad Stuart isn't playing...
GLENDALE, Ariz. The Sharks will have had four days to stew on back-to-back losses by the time the Coyotes take the ice Saturday for a matinee meeting at HP Pavilion. San Jose wasnt beaten in regulation in its first eight games before the Ducks and Blackhawks stalled what had been a torrid start with 2-1 and 5-3 wins in Anaheim and San Jose, respectively.
Will that mean a more...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Smith made 33 saves through overtime and then turned aside two more shots in the shootout to carry the Phoenix Coyotes to a 1-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
The only offense in the entire game was provided by Phoenix's Mikkel Boedker and Radium Vrbata, who both netted shootout goals against Sharks goalie Antii Niemi.
Smith, who recorded...
Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton were among the league leaders in points not too long ago, but their production has dried up as have the wins for the San Jose Sharks.
That duo was at its best earlier this season against the Phoenix Coyotes, who are winless on the road as they try to hand the Sharks a fourth straight loss Saturday.
San Jose (7-2-1) won its first seven games for...
from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,
The debate around the dimensions of goalie pads has been around for years, if not decades. And San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson isn’t about to allow the contentious issue to fade into the background, because he and others believe the padding has become less about protection and more about stopping pucks from going through a netminder’s...