Do Sharks consider Galiardi expendable?
TJ Galiardi had five goals and nine assists for 14 points and 14 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Sharks in 2013. (AP)
The Sharks are looking for potential trade partners for pending restricted free agent TJ Galiardi, according to an NHL source.
Galiardi likely became expendable after San Jose acquired forward Tyler Kennedy from the Pittsburgh Penguins. On Sunday at the NHL Entry Draft, the Sharks traded a second round pick for the tenacious 26-year-old forward, who is also a pending RFA.
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Galiardi, 25, had five goals and nine assists for 14 points and 14 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Sharks in 2013. He arrived in San Jose, along with Daniel Winnik and a seventh round pick, in exchange for Jamie McGinn and prospect Michael Scarbossa in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche on Feb. 27, 2012.