Sharks re-sign forwards, stock AHL team

Sharks re-sign forwards, stock AHL team
August 2, 2013, 10:00 am
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Bracken Kearnes led the Worcester Sharks with 46 points (21 goals, 25 assists) last year. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The San Jose Sharks re-signed forwards Bracken Kearns and Marek Viedensky to one-year contracts, the team announced Friday.

Kearns, 32, played in one regular season game and seven postseason games for the Sharks last year, adding 66 games for the Worcester Sharks. He led the AHL affiliate with 46 points (21 goals, 25 assists). The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Canadian has played in six career NHL games with San Jose and Florida, recording 10 penalty minutes. He first entered the NHL with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2010.

Viedensk, 22, split the 2012-'13 between the Worcester Sharks of the AHL and the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Slovakian has played in 66 career AHL games with Worcester, recording 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) and 18 penalty minutes. He was selected by the Sharks in the seventh round (189th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.

San Jose Sharks media services contributed to this report