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Several San Jose Sharks players headed overseas

The NHL is officially locked out, and many San Jose Sharks players are turning their attention overseas. For more on the Sharks, head on over to Fear The Fin.

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Joe Pavelski tearing up Belarus

Despite the lockout, some of the San Jose Sharks players are off making names for themselves across the globe.


Couture departs from Genève-Servette

The San Jose Sharks forward left his team overseas after 22 games due to personal reasons.


Marleau joins Crosby, others in Arizona

Patrick Marleau of the Sharks will join a bunch of other NHL stars for practice and scrimmage sessions in Arizona this week.


Braun heads to Finland to play with Tappara

Justin Braun signs with Finland's Tappara of the SM-liiga.


Clowe making most of lockout time as a coach

Ryane Clowe is making the most of his time during the NHL lockout by coaching the San Francisco Bulls.


Sharks have many players overseas

The San Jose Sharks will have the most players overseas.


Brad Winchester finds home during lockout

Brad Winchester is headed overseas and Devin Setoguchi was back in the Bay Area as an opponent as the NHL lockout continues to put players in new locations.


Ryane Clowe officially signs with ECHL's Bulls

San Jose Sharks winger Ryane Clowe officially signed with the ECHL San Francisco Bulls, and it's up to him whether he plays in games.


Normally quiet Marleau breaks silence on lockout

Patrick Marleau is far from an off-the-ice attention grabber, like teammate Joe Thornton. The normally reserved Sharks' forward has a theory as to the league's intentions all along.


San Jose Sharks to emphasize in-game adjustments

San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan is focusing on faster in-game adjustments.


Couture enjoying time with Geneva-Servette HC

San Jose's winger is happy to be playing in Switzerland while the NHL lockout continues.


NHL lockout news encourages some Sharks players

Tuesday's announcement of a new NHL proposal has some of the Sharks players feeling a bit better about the lockout.


NHL owners offer new proposal to CBA

The NHL is still a long way off from ending the lockout, but the owners offered a new CBA deal to the NHLPA on Tuesday.


Worcester Sharks begin AHL season Friday

Without the NHL, the AHL's Worcester Sharks are stepping to fill the void for San Jose Sharks fans during the lockout.


Antti Niemi signs one month contract in Finland

Antti Niemi has agreed to a one-month deal to join Pelican Lahti in Finland while the NHL players are locked out.


Brad Stuart's deal parameters come to light

There's now a concrete reason why Brad Stuart signed with the Sharks for what was considered below market value.


Brad Stuart happy to be back in Bay Area

Brad Stuart is happy to be back in the Bay Area after signing a three-year contract with the San Jose Sharks, who drafted the defenseman third-overall in 1998 before trading him away in 2005.


Dan Boyle is not happy about the NHL lockout

Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle had some tough talk for the NHL owners on Thursday.


Joe Pavelski headed to Europe amidst NHL lockout

The San Jose Sharks have lost another player during the lockout as Joe Pavelski is heading to Belarus to join the KHL.


Tommy Wingels heading to Finland

Tommy Wingels is the latest San Jose Sharks player to head overseas during the NHL lockout, taking a job in the Mestis Hockey League in Finland.


Wilson, McLellan head to Worcester during lockout

Thanks to the lockout, Doug Wilson and Todd McLellan have a lot of time on their hands. They will be headed to Worcester, Mass., to observe the team's prospects.


Tommy Wingels eager to build on 2011-12

San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels has a right to be as frustrated as anyone when it comes the the NHL lockout. The 24 year old has a roster spot waiting for him for the first time in his brief NHL career, but with the NHL preseason on hold, Wingels – like everyone else – is in wait-and-see mode, via CSN Bay Area:

"It's disappointing and frustrating. You work all summer and prepare to start playing here, and you want to play games. We play this game because we love it, because the games are the most fun and best part about it. So, it's disappointing, but there's an onus on you to stay (in) shape and be ready. Things can progress quickly, and I think that's what we're all hoping."

Wingels endeared himself to Sharks fans, teammates and management with his scrappy, physical play that saw him tally 102 hits in just 33 games las season. With the Sharks counting on Wingels and a core of young players to rise to the occasion and contribute for a team that lost in the Western Conference quarterfinals to the St. Louis Blues, the forward says he's ready to accept the challenge:

"My last year was pretty good, but I personally feel like I can build on it. I think there's that expectation from the team for me to do that. That's a challenge I have for myself. I think you're going to see a lot of guys, most of the guys here, build on what they did last year – whether it's guys who didn't do as well as they would have liked, guys who were injured, or guys who are just ready to take that next step."

Wingels unexpectedly made the Sharks roster out of camp in 2011-12, but was sent to Worcester after just five games. He returned to the Sharks in January, and finished the season with three goals and six assists. He's considering heading to Europe to play if the lockout drags on, but his heart is set on getting back in a Sharks uniform sooner than later.


San Jose Sharks' Douglas Murray To Play In Sweden

San Jose Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray has agreed to join Swedish hockey team Djurgardens IF of the HockeyAllsvenskan, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

With the Swedish Elite League still denying access to locked-out NHL players, Murray choose Djurgardens IF in the Swedish second-tier hockey league as a native of Sweden. Murray played for Djugarden's junior team during their 1996-1997 season before heading over to the United States and spending four years at Cornell.

Murray is the fifth Shark to commit to playing abroad, joining center Joe Thornton, defenseman Jason Demers, center Logan Couture and center Michal Handzus.

With no end in sight for the lockout, Djurgardens should have quite the formidable lineup this year with St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar already on board.

For more San Jose Sharks coverage and additional NHL lockout updates, head on over to Fear the Fin.


Sharks Send 16 Players To AHL Affiliate In Wake Of Lockout

The San Jose Sharks announced they have assigned 16 players to the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League Monday, according to team sources.

Forwards Curt Gogol, Freddie Hamilton, Bracken Kearns, James Livingston, Jon Matsumoto, Travis Oleksuk, Brodie Reid and Sebastian Stalberg were sent down along with defensemen Sena Acolatse, Danny Groulx, Taylor Doherty, Matt Irwin and Matt Tennyson plus goaltenders Thomas Heemskerk, Harri Sateri and Alex Stalock.

A good majority of these players would be set to take part in San Jose's training camp beginning this Friday but plans have obviously changed due to the NHL being in lockout mode.

Worcester's season will begin on Oct. 12. with most of these players in tow if a new collective bargaining agreement is not settled on. The team has addressed the fans on the status of the lockout situation in an open letter which can be found here.

For more San Jose Sharks news, head on over to Fear the Fin. And for continued NHL lockout updates, stay plugged into SB Nation's dedicated NHL hub.

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