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Sharks recall McCarthy, send Pelech to minors

John McCarthy

Minor roster move to pass along -- the San Jose Sharks have recalled forward John McCarthy from AHL Worcester and assigned forward Matt Pelech to the farm.

From CSN Bay Area:

Pelech played in San Jose’s season opener against Vancouver, logging just five minutes and one second of ice time in a fourth line role.

McCarthy, 27, had nine goals and 16 assists in 65 games with Worcester last season. He is the Worcester Sharks’ captain.

In 51 career NHL games over three seasons, all with the Sharks, McCarthy has two goals and two assists for four points and 18 penalty minutes.

McCarthy got the call ahead of 21-year-old rookie Freddie Hamilton, who will have to wait to make his NHL debut.

San Jose’s next game is Saturday at home to the Phoenix Coyotes.

In the meantime, the Sharks are trying not to worry about their power play, which went 0-for-7 in last night’s 4-1 win over the Canucks.