San Jose recalled Dylan DeMelo and Micheal Haley from the Barracuda.
The San Jose Sharks made a couple of roster adjustments ahead of tonight’s tilt with the Vancouver Canucks as San Jose recalled Dylan DeMelo and Micheal Haley from the San Jose Barracuda, while reassigning goaltender Aaron Dell back to the AHL.
Haley will find himself in uniform against the Canucks as according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area, Melker Karlsson will miss tonight’s contest with an injury.
This will be Haley’s ninth game in teal with the Sharks as he’s registered no points and 20 penalty minutes this season. In 37 games with the Barracuda, Haley has scored 12 goals and 11 assists with 43 penalty minutes. He will slot in alongside Chris Tierney and Dainius Zubrus tonight.
Meanwhile, DeMelo returns to the Sharks after a brief stint with the Barracuda. In his rookie campaign with San Jose, DeMelo has been a nice addition on the blue line, but the addition of Roman Polak means DeMelo is now relegated to being the Sharks seventh defenseman on a nightly basis.
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In 33 games, DeMelo posted two goals and two assists with an even rating in 12:18 of ice time per game. It’s unfortunate for DeMelo after playing some very good hockey for the Sharks, but he doesn’t have the size or strength that Polak possesses for postseason play.
For Dell, he returns to the Barracuda after serving as a backup to Martin Jones following the trade of Alex Stalock. Now that James Reimer has joined the team in Vancouver, Dell can assume the primary spot between the pipes as the Barracuda push towards the playoffs.
Dell has outperformed his counterpart in Troy Grosenick posting a 2.39 goals-against-average (GAA) and a .923 save percentage, while Grosenick has recorded a 3.05 GAA and an .899 save percentage. The two have basically split the starts for Roy Sommer’s club, but I’d expect Dell to see a majority of the action down the stretch.
As mentioned previously, San Jose returns to action tonight as they take on Vancouver for the second of three games against the Canucks this week. The Sharks will look to close the gap with their Southern California rivals as San Jose trails both the Kings and Ducks by four points heading into tonight’s action.
Let’s see if team teal can continue their winning ways as March begins.