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So, uh, who’s backing up Jones for Sharks?

2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 12: Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks skates on to the ice prior to Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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James Reimer didn’t see any real playoff action, yet his departure from the Sharks could still sting San Jose in the vague category of “peace of mind.”

Because, really, it feels like the Sharks are headed toward the season with Martin Jones and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

That description is the biggest insult to Troy Grosenick, whose contract is one-way in 2016-17. The Sharks must have been deeply unimpressed by his work lately to waive him like that.

At the moment, the No. 2 job is going to Aaron Dell, a 27-year-old goalie with zero games of NHL experience. *Gulp*

To be fair to the Sharks, Dell has very promising AHL stats and Alex Stalock took a long time to really get his chance (only to perform pretty nicely at times for San Jose).

Dell is by no means a guarantee for the gig, which inserts a pretty remarkable element of uncertainty considering how close we are to the start of the regular season. TVA’s Renaud Lavoie reports that the Sharks are looking into signing a backup, possibly Mike Condon.

Plenty of NHL teams seem to dismiss the value of a good backup, but the Sharks are truly putting all their eggs in the Martin Jones basket.