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Sharks re-sign Grosenick, providing insurance for expansion draft

Sharks re-sign Grosenick, providing insurance for expansion draft

The Sharks have re-signed goalie Troy Grosenick to a two-year contract extension, the club announced on Monday.

Per a source, the contract is a two-way deal worth $650,000 at the NHL level both years.

The 27-year-old is coming off of a season in which he was named as the American Hockey League’s top goaltender while playing for the San Jose Barracuda, posting 30 wins (second in the AHL), a .926 save percentage (second in the AHL) and 2.04 goals-against average (third in the AHL). He led the league with 10 shutouts, and was selected as a first team AHL all-star.

At the moment, Grosenick is third on the Sharks depth chart, behind starter Martin Jones and backup Aaron Dell. Dell is signed through the 2017-18 season.

Considering Dell was outstanding in his first NHL season as the backup, posting an 11-6-1 record, 2.00 GAA and .931 SP in 20 games, Grosenick provides the Sharks insurance in case Dell is selected by the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft later this month. Each NHL team is permitted to protect one goalie, and in the Sharks' case, that will surely be Jones.

Grosenick has two games of NHL experience, both coming in the 2014-15 season. He became the first goalie in Sharks history to post a shutout in his NHL debut, with 45 saves in Carolina on Nov. 16, 2014.

A six-foot-one, 185-pound native of Wisconsin, Grosenick, who played three years at Union College, was originally signed by the Sharks as a free agent on April 3, 2013.

Sharks pick up first win of homestand as Burns moves back to blueline

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Sharks pick up first win of homestand as Burns moves back to blueline

BOX SCORE

SAN JOSE --Brent Burns and Chris Tierney each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday for their third win in four games.

Mikkel Boedker and Marcus Sorensen also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 3-0-1 against the Canucks this season. Martin Jones stopped 29 shots.

Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks, who lost their sixth in seven games. Anders Nilsson made 40 stops.

Boedker scored at 8:41 of the first period, picking up a soft rebound from Tierney's shot.

Burns scored his 10th goal, tops among NHL defensemen, taking a pass from Joakim Ryan and sending a laser shot into the net just under five minutes into the second.

Sorensen scored his first goal since Dec. 23, punching it in with an assist from Justin Braun at 3:06 into the third. Marc-Edouard Vlasic had an assist in his third straight game, getting the second assist on Sorensen's goal.

Sedin scored at 6:43, taking a nice pass from Thomas Vanek that gave him clear shot into the net. It was Sedin's 14th goal, one shy of his total last season.

Tierney made it 4-1 after taking a nice pass from Burns with 7 1/2 minutes remaining.

NOTES:Tim Heed was recalled from the AHL and joined a makeshift Sharks lineup, allowing Burns to play up front at times. ... Sharks C Logan Couture has points in four of his last five games. ... Boedker recorded games in consecutive games for the second time this season, and the first since Jan. 15-16. ... Sedin has five points against the Sharks this season and 45 in 69 games. He's recorded points in three straight.

UP NEXT

Canucks: Host Boston on Saturday.

Sharks: Host Dallas on Sunday.

Sharks co-prez: Original fin logo to 'start showing back up again'

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Sharks co-prez: Original fin logo to 'start showing back up again'

Fans of the original set of San Jose Sharks logos can rejoice: The fin is coming back in a yet-to-be-announced capacity. 

The original secondary logo, a gray fin atop a teal background enclosed by a black circle, "will start showing back up again in a special surprise appearance next year," Sharks co-president Jonathan Becher told NBC Sports California in an interview with Brodie Brazil and alongside co-president John Tortora on Sharks Pregame Live. The logo appeared as a shoulder patch on the team's home and away jerseys from 1991-98, and on its black alternate jersey from 2001-07.

Becher did not elaborate what form that 'special surprise appearance' will take, but it's possible it will appear on an alternate jersey. In Adidas' first season as the league's jersey manufacturer, no teams have alternate jerseys this year, aside from the teams that played in the league's various outdoor games. 

That's reportedly set to change next season. 24-26 teams will have alternate jerseys, the league told Greg Wyshynski in June, and some teams will utilize previous designs. The Sharks wore a version of their original teal jersey as a 25th anniversary alternate during the 2015-16 season -- perhaps it will return next season? 

Becher also told NBC Sports California that the team's newest alternate logo, the 'yelling shark' featured on the shoulders of their current teal jerseys, will begin making more appearances. It will not replace the current logo, Becher said.