TAMPA -- The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Dominic Moore and a seventh round pick in the 2012 draft from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a second round pick in 2012, it was announced shortly before their game with the Lightning on Thursday night.
Moore did not suit up for the game.
In 56 games with the Lightning, Moore has four goals and 15 assists for 19 points and 48 penalty minutes with a -10 rating playing mainly as their third line center. Moore has also spent time on the wing, kills penalties, and has a 1.1 million salary cap hit this season. He is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
San Jose GM Doug Wilson addressed the move via the team's official Twitter feed shortly before the puck dropped on Thursday.
"Dominic is an extremely versatile player that has performed in a lot of important playoff games the last two years," Wilson said. "We feel that he is a great fit in several areas and his veteran presence will benefit our team greatly."
The second-round pick for Moore was originally acquired as part of the deal for Brent Burns.
Moore had a career-high 18 goals for Tampa Bay last season. The 6-foot, 195-pounder has played in 41 career Stanley Cup playoff games, including 37 over the last two seasons for Tampa Bay (2010-11) and Montreal (2009-10), posting 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists).
VANCOUVER – Kevin Labanc, Barclay Goodrow and Tim Heed have accompanied the Sharks to Vancouver, and will presumably be available to play against the Canucks on Saturday in the first game after the bye week.
Forwards Timo Meier, Nikolay Goldobin and Marcus Sorensen, all of whom have played games with the NHL club this season, remain with the AHL Barracuda for the time being.
Labanc, 21, has 18 points (7g, 11a) in 45 games this season. Lately he has been skating as the left wing on the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, and is looking to snap a 21-game goal drought.
Goodrow, 23, has played one game with the Sharks this season, going scoreless on Jan. 24 at Winnipeg. Unless the Sharks recall someone else before their game with the Canucks, Goodrow will likely play his second game as the team is carrying just 12 healthy forwards as of Friday afternoon. Joonas Donskoi did not accompany the Sharks to Vancouver, and remains day-to-day with what the club is offically calling an upper body injury but appears to be a right shoulder.
Heed, likely the seventh defenseman in case of emergency, has also played one scoreless game on Jan. 11 at Calgary.
Dylan DeMelo made the trip, but is still not ready. The defenseman told CSN last week that he’s on schedule with an eight-week recovery from a broken right wrist that would put his return around early March.
Several Vancouver Canucks are battling an outbreak of the mumps ahead of a game on Saturday with the Sharks at Rogers Arena.
At least five players are expected to miss the game. Troy Stecher is the only player with a confirmed test result, general manager Jim Benning said in a statement, but Chris Tanev, Nikita Tryamkin, Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund “have each presented symptoms.”
Players with symptoms are “immediately being tested and quarantined in isolation for a five-day period from the onset of symptoms or until test results prove negative.”
Vancouver Coastal Health authorities were on hand at Rogers Arena on Friday to screen players and staff, and issue immunizations if necessary.
The Sharks and Canucks will both be coming off of their bye week when they play for the second of five times this season.