San Jose Sharks


Kevin Labanc has agreed to a one year, $1 million extension to remain with the San Jose Sharks for next season. (Source: Kevin Kurz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This contract is nothing short of a steal for the Sharks. The 23-year-old right-winger is coming off the most productive season of his young career, posting career-highs in goals (17), assists (39) and points (56). On top of that, he solidified himself as a fixture on the Sharks power-play, recording 20 points with the man advantage. Joe Pavelski and Gustav Nyquist have moved on, so the path to top-six minutes is even clearer in San Jose. With Labanc already having proved worthy of advanced offensive responsibility in a feisty Sharks offense, he could be a very solid value pick in fantasy drafts.

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Joe Pavelski has decided to leave the San Jose Sharks to sign a three-year $21 million contract with the Dallas Stars Monday. (Source: Matthew DeFranks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pavelski has spent the first 13 years with the San Jose Sharks and has been their captain since 2014. During his tenure with the Sharks, he has scored 355 goals and dished out 406 assists in 963 games played. The Stars are looking to taking the next step in claiming a championship this year and they hope that Pavelski's veteran presence can get them over the hump. It will be exciting to see how Pavelski adapts with some of the other high levels of talent present on Dallas, such as Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.

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Gustav Nyquist will be heading to Columbus this offseason for a four-year deal worth $5.5 million. (Source: Bob McKenzie on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In eight seasons playing for both the Red Wings and Sharks, Nyquist scored 125 goals and totaled 295 points. He definitely will make for a nice fill to Columbus' offense after losing UFA Artemi Panarin in free agency just a little earlier in the day.

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The San Jose Sharks and Erik Karlsson finally came to terms on an eight-year $92 million deal. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The Sharks were able to lock up Karlsson before July 1 which is when the free agent market opens up. The contract is good until he turns 37, so the Sharks have secured him for the remainder of his prime years. Karlsson only played in 56 games this past season due to injuries, but during that time he produced 45 points for the Sharks' offense. He will look to use the offseason to his advantage and recover from any lingering issues he may have before the 2019-20 season begins.

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It remains uncertain as to whether Tomas Hertl will be available for Game Six this Tuesday after taking a hard hit from Ivan Barbashev in Game Five. (Source: Curtis Pashelka on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Much like fellow teammates Joe Pavelski and Erik Karlsson, a decision has yet to be made if Hertl will get the green light to start in Game Six Tuesday. Hertl has 15 points through 19 games played this post-season.

Joonas Donskoi has stated that he feels fine after taking a puck to the face in Game Five and being forced to leave the contest shortly after. (Source: Curtis Pashelka on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Donskoi appears to be pretty optimistic about returning to the Shark's lineup for a critical Game Six showdown with the St. Louis Blues this Tuesday evening. With that being said, he should more than likely be ready to suit up unless told otherwise.

Martin Jones surrendered five goals on 40 shots faced in San Jose's 5-0 loss to the Blues Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was peppered with a bounty of shots faced by the Blues during a 5-0 shutout in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. Jones will need to put this one behind him quickly as he and his squad will have to get ready for a do-or-die Game Six battle in St. Louis Tuesday.

Category: Game Recaps

Logan Couture scored the game-tying goal for the Sharks with 1:01 remaining in the third period to force OT in Game Three against St. Louis.

Fantasy Impact: Couture came to the rescue with a late game-tying goal for the Sharks as they were almost going to fall behind two games to one against the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Finals. Couture has had an awesome post-season so far with 14 goals, six assists, and a plus-eight rating through 17 games played.

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Joe Thornton potted a pair of goals, as well as provided an assist on Logan Couture's game-tying goal late in the third period of Game Three Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The 22-year veteran still has some pop left in him as he was able to produce three points in a critical Game Three match-up with the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night. Thornton now has 10 points, along with a minus-four rating in 16 games played this post-season. He will look to help his team take a commanding 3-1 series lead this Friday night with a Game Four victory in St. Louis.

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Timo Meier scored two goals and added an assist in San Jose’s victory over St. Louis in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. He was also a plus-two on the evening with three shots-on-goal.

Fantasy Impact: Meier’s goals came consecutively in the second period, one of which was an absolute beauty, where he picked up a turnover created at the St. Louis blueline, beat a defender with a nifty under-the-stick dangle, and finished by tucking the puck past San Jose goalie Martin Jones with one hand. He now has five goals and eight assists in 15 games this postseason and remains one of the more promising young players in the league.

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Brent Burns provided assists on Joe Pavelski's and Joonas Donskoi's goals to help the Sharks win Game Seven 3-2 over the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Burns contributed in a big way for San Jose with two critical assists in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semi Finals. Burns currently has produced five goals, nine assists, and a plus-two rating through 14 games played this post-season. He will look to continue to be a major factor in San Jose's playoff success in the Western Conference Finals against St. Louis.

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Marc-Edouard Vlasic struck twice with a pair of goals during Monday's 4-3 OT loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Fantasy Impact: Vlasic has been playing very well for the Sharks this post-season with six points and a plus-five rating through 13 games played so far.

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Aaron Dell struggled to keep the Sharks in the game Friday as he surrendered two goals on 16 shots faced in relief for starting goalie Martin Jones.

Fantasy Impact: Dell had a tough time holding down the fort as the Golden Knights barraged the Sharks with a bevy of goals in Friday's 5-3 loss.

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Brenden Dillon produced an assist on Joe Thornton's goal in San Jose's 5-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Two.

Fantasy Impact: Brenden Dillon has eight assists in 42 post-season games played with the San Jose Sharks over the course of four years.

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Evander Kane provided a secondary assist on Joe Thornton's game tying goal in the final minute of the first period Friday. Vegas would wind up winning the game 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Kane has been effective this post-season as he's produced a goal and two assists so far for the Sharks.

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Antti Suomela recorded an assist versus New York Thursday. The goal he assisted on gave San Jose a 2-1 lead.

Fantasy Impact: Unless you are in a deep league, you probably should monitor him before committing. He is a 24-year-old rookie from Finland.

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Marcus Sorensen scores a goal Thursday versus the Rangers. His goal was shorthanded.

Fantasy Impact: It is possible that he turns into something but early indications and the fact that he was drafted back in 2010 seem to keep those hopes low. Sorensen has not played even 41 games in a single season and has never reached double-digits in points.

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Barclay Goodrow scored a goal Tuesday versus Philadelphia. His goal came shorthanded.

Fantasy Impact: Goodrow will need to increase his output before he will be much of an option. He is young so it is possible that happens.

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Justin Braun recorded an assist Tuesday versus the Flyers. The assist came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Braun scored 33 points last season and being on the ice with stars like Kane will help in the quest to at least match it this season. He is a solid option at defenseman in many leagues.

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Dylan DeMelo recorded an assist on the final Sharks goal of the regular season.

Fantasy Impact: He set career highs this regular season with 63 games, 20 assists (but no goals) and 34 PIM.

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