After a 6-0 battering by the Vegas Golden Knights, the San Jose Sharks have finished the season 28-21-7. This sees the club currently sixth-worst in points-percentage in the league and finishes second-worst in the top-heavy Honda West Division.
If Marleau is to return, he’ll need a new contract. He signed a one-year, $700K deal before this season, but would actually be due a raise even though his play didn’t warrant one. The NHL minimum increases to $750K next year.
Yegor Chinakov looks set to sign his entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets after winning the KHL Gagarin Cup with Avangard Omsk. Ivan Chekhovich made his NHL debut last night in the San Jose Sharks 3-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
The San Jose Sharks are not making the playoffs. They also need to figure out how to handle the upcoming expansion draft and see if they can sweeten their way into getting the Seattle Kraken to take a high salaried player off their hands.
San Jose Sharks veteran Patrick Marleau discussed with the media on Monday how he’s feeling, what he’s going through emotionally and how he’ll handle being part of one of the biggest games of his career.