San Jose Sharks
What Would Sorensen Fetch From Flames? Toronto Interested?
Are the Calgary Flames interested in Marcus Sorensen?
That’s what Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reported on Hockey Night in Canada.
“Marcus Sorensen in San Jose is more of a traditional rental. Only makes one and a half million dollars. He’s a UFA at the end of the year. And I know he’s drawn some interest from the Canadian teams,” Johnston said. “Maybe a fit in Calgary there. We said they were looking for an addition they can add up front and I do think he will be someone moving before the deadline.”
So what could the San Jose Sharks get for impending UFA Sorensen, a reliable penalty killer with just one goal and two assists on the season?
It won’t be a lot: Perhaps a low-level prospect? Maybe a seventh-round pick?
That’s what Flames GM Brad Treliving sent out to Ottawa during the 2018 Trade Deadline for another defensively-sound, offensively-deficient depth forward in Nick Shore. At the time, Calgary was tied for the last playoff spot in the West. They’re in a similar position now, four points out of the final postseason berth in the North.
A seventh-rounder would be a win for Doug Wilson. Sorensen, an impending UFA, doesn’t necessarily appear to be in the San Jose Sharks’ long-term plans, judging by his multiple healthy scratches this season.
If not Calgary, would the 28-year-old winger be of interest to the other Canadian teams? That’s what Johnston suggested.
In that case, the Toronto Maple Leafs would be an intriguing suitor. Of course, Sorensen’s ex-linemate and San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton is chasing a Cup there. Toronto’s penalty kill is also just 21st in the NHL.
The 28-year-old Swede found his greatest NHL success next to Thornton in 2018-19, scoring 17 goals from San Jose’s third line.
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