SAN JOSE – The Sharks further reduced their training camp roster on Monday ahead of their final full week of training camp.
Among the players reassigned to the AHL Barracuda were goaltenders Aaron Dell and Troy Grosenick; forwards Bryan Lerg, Micheal Haley, John McCarthy and Ryan Carpenter; and defensemen Mark Cundari, Karl Stollery and Gus Young.
First round pick Timo Meier has also returned to his junior club in Halifax.
"Timo had an impressive camp. He showed everyone why we selected him where we did," coach Peter DeBoer said in a statement. "He has a nice blend of power, speed and skill and he has a really bright future."
Forward Frazer McLaren has reportedly been placed on waivers, likely for the purpose of reassignment to the Barracuda.
The Sharks’ roster now stands at 26 players, including 18 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders. Notable players still remaining include former first round picks Nikolay Goldobin and Mirco Mueller, 23-year-old free agent forward Joonas Donskoi, and defenseman Dylan DeMelo.
The Sharks resume practice on Monday at Sharks Ice, and host Vancouver in their final home preseason game on Tuesday. The seven-game preseason slate wraps up on Friday in Arizona and Saturday in Anaheim.
In their first season in San Jose after relocating from Worcester, the Sharks' AHL affiliate opened its camp on Monday. The Barracuda will play two preseason games, on Thursday at Sharks Ice vs. Stockton, and in Bakersfield on Saturday.