Theres no doubt the Sharks missed Ryane Clowe when he sat out for six games. With 32 games in just 59 days on the calendar, his recent scoring surge could not have come at a better time for San Jose.
There are exactly two months left in the regular season for the Sharks, and based on their remaining schedule, what a two months it will be. More: Sharks schedule Battle for roster spots
There may be just two months left in the regular season, but the battle for roster spots in still going strong for the Sharks. Andrew Murray being waived on Monday is a clear reminder of that competition.
The Sharks are among the frontrunners for Travis Moen, a 29-year-old veteran left wing who has nine goals and seven assists for 16 points with the Montreal Canadiens this season, according to a report.
Andrew Murray has been a frequent scratch from the Sharks lineup lately, including the last four games.
Jamie McGinns strong and somewhat surprising season has a chance to get even better. He's earned a promotion to the power play unit.
Logan Couture gave San Jose a 1-0 advantage in the second period, but the Coyotes counter-attacked to end Antti Niemi's scoreless streak and hand Todd McLellan's Sharks a 5-3 loss.
Antti Niemi will be back in net looking to extend his personal shutout streak as the Sharks hit the road to drop the puck with division-rival Phoenix.More: Pavelski keys PP surge Niemi returns NHL scoreboard
It's been a long journey for Thomas Greiss, but he has supplanted Antero Niittymaki as the Sharks backup goalie, and he has the faith of his team behind him.
Swapping Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns on the top power play line has payed immediate dividends, but the focus, Todd McLellan says, is in the maintenance.
Antti Niemi had two straight shutouts before being sidelined by an unfortunate practice shot, but the Sharks' netminder is rearing to get back between the pipes Saturday.
Ryane Clowe found the net in his return and five Sharks notched multiple points in their 5-2 win over the Stars, the third rout of Dallas this year.More: Highlights Ryane Clowe NHL scoreboard
As the Sharks skate into the second half, what does Team Teal need to do in order to secure a run for the Cup? Our Insider takes a look. More: Sharks stats NHL standings
Ryane Clowe is back in the lineup after missing the previous six games with a facial fracture, and Thomas Greiss will start in net for Antti Niemi.Ratto: Sharks are buyers Sharks activate Clowe, Niemi out