Sharks get forward Moore from Tampa Bay

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Sharks get forward Moore from Tampa Bay

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).

Sharks ink pair of European prospects

Sharks ink pair of European prospects

The Sharks officially announced the signing of defenseman Radim Simek to a one-year contract on Tuesday, as well as Swedish forward Filip Sandberg to a two-year contract.

Simek’s deal was reported on Monday and confirmed by NBC Sports California. The contract is valued at $925,000 for the 2017-18 season, a source confirmed. The 24-year-old defenseman spent the past five seasons in the Czech league, posting 24 points (11g, 13a) and 30 penalty minutes with a plus-18 rating last season. A left-handed shot, he is listed at five-foot-11 and 196 pounds on the IIHL website.

In 211 career games in the Czech league, he posted 91 points (37g, 54a) and a plus-51 rating.

"Radim is a quick transition defenseman who drives the play offensively and plays with a physical edge," general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. "We like his offensive instincts especially on special teams and think his game will translate well in North America."

Sandberg, 22, has 71 points (25g, 46a) in 204 career games in the Swedish league. Last season, he posted 25 points (8g, 17a) and a plus-17 rating in 52 games.

Sandberg is set to make $742,500 in 2017-18 and $792,500 in 2018-19, a source confirmed.

The five-foot-nine, 180-pound Stockholm native also competed in the World Jr. Championships in 2013 and 2014, helping Sweden win silver both years.

"Filip is a very creative player who sees the ice well and can create offense in limited space," Wilson said. "He plays a high-pressure, puck-pursuit game and his battle level is something we have been impressed with, especially against older players. We are excited for him to join our organization."

The contracts for Simek and Forsberg are two-way deals, allowing them to play for the AHL Barracuda next season.

Sharks sign defenseman from Czech Republic

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Sharks sign defenseman from Czech Republic

The Sharks have signed Czech defenseman Radim Simek to a one-year contract.

The two-way deal, originally reported by Radio Praha in the Czech Republic, is expected to be announced by the Sharks later this week, according to a source. Simek just finished competing for his country in the 2017 IIHF World Championships, skating in all eight games for the Czech Republic while posting one goal, one assist, 11 shots and a minus-two rating.

Simek, 24, has spent the last five seasons in the Czech League. In 42 games for Liberec in 2016-17, he posted 24 points (11g, 13a) and 30 penalty minutes with a plus-18 rating. A left-handed shot, he is listed at five-foot-11 and 196 pounds on the IIHF website.

The New York Rangers were also interested in Simek, according to the report.

Simek will likely begin next season with the AHL Barracuda.

The Sharks have signed a number of free agents out of Europe in recent seasons, including Joonas Donskoi in 2015 and Marcus Sorensen and Tim Heed last May.