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Anthony Duclair’s hot streak is coming at the right time if he wants to stay with the San Jose Sharks…or leave.

Duclair had a slow start to the season, in part because of a strep throat that sidelined him for three games and caused him to lose 10 pounds.

Preview/Lines #17: Duclair Describes Strep Throat Ordeal, Losing 10 Pounds

Through 20 games, the three-time 20-goal scorer had just three goals and two assists. But safe to say, Duclair has looked like a brand-new player on the San Jose Sharks’ current East Coast road trip, with three goals and two assists in just his last three games.

People are noticing.

“Earlier in the year, I thought Duclair was going to extend there. As a matter of fact, I heard rumors that they were going to talk about that,” insider Elliotte Friedman said on his most recent 32 Thoughts Podcast. “They will have no problem moving him because he has proven he is a very useful player.”

That, of course, doesn’t rule out a San Jose return for the pending UFA. The 28-year-old winger, after just three months in teal, has emerged as a locker room force.

SJHN Daily: Duclair Calls Zetterlund His ‘Son’, Demands To Be Moved Up NHL Style Rankings

So the Sharks might be loath to give a player up who’s an asset both on and off the ice. But for the right price?

AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…

There was pure joy and elation in the San Jose Sharks locker room after a big third-period comeback against the New York Islanders.

Tomas Hertl played a big role in the comeback with a hat trick.

Justin Bailey went down memory lane and shared the story of why Long Island holds a special place in his heart.

What long-term defensive lessons should William Eklund and other Sharks learn?

Here’s a few plays Sheng liked from Calen Addison in the New York Rangers game.

IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…

Hear the New York Islanders perspective of Tuesday night’s Sharks’ comeback win from NYIHN’s Andrew Fantucchio.

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The comeback victory was pretty historic for the Sharks, too…

Top San Jose Sharks prospect and OHL Points Per Game leader Quentin Musty was not invited. Will Smith and Erik Pohlkamp were:

Young defenseman Philip Broberg is seeking a trade out of Edmonton. Can the San Jose Sharks be a fit?

AROUND THE NHL…

Jack, Luke, and Quinn Hughes all played in an NHL game against each other for the first time on Tuesday. In the end, Jack and Luke’s New Jersey Devils got the best of Quinn’s Vancouver Canucks in a thriller.

The Florida Panthers held a fan event for the first time since the pandemic hit — and man, was this one different.

With losses piling up, the Pittsburgh Penguins still haven’t figured it out on the power play.

The Colorado Avalanche lost defenseman Bowen Byram to an upper-body injury on Tuesday.

Young Philadelphia Flyers forward Tyson Foerster has really stepped up.

The Montreal Canadiens spread some holiday cheer in a visit to a children’s hospital. Yes, Youppi joined them too.

Jacob Markstrom is going to be out for a while with a broken finger — cue top prospect Dustin Wolf’s music!

The NHL is making plans to hold a four-team, in-season international tournament in 2025.

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