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Bordeleau To Make NHL Debut, Gushchin to Barracuda, Wiesblatt Must Wait



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There’s one San Jose Sharks prospect who’s in San Jose but won’t play for the Sharks or the Barracuda – and there’s another prospect on the way to San Jose.

I’m not talking about Thomas Bordeleau, who will be making his NHL debut tomorrow in Minnesota.

Ozzy Wiesblatt has been in San Jose for a week or so, rehabbing a shoulder injury. It was originally thought to be a season-ending shoulder injury, but according to The Athletic, Wiesblatt might be available to play soon.

However, it won’t be for the Barracuda, who have three games left in a regular season that ends on Apr. 23.

Earlier tonight, Wiesblatt’s junior team, the Prince Albert Raiders clinched the eighth seed in the WHL’s Western Conference. They begin a seven-game series against top-seeded Winnipeg Ice on Apr. 22.

A source has confirmed to San Jose Hockey Now that the 2020 first-round pick can’t play for the Barracuda until the Raiders’ season is over. However, it’s not clear at the moment if Wiesblatt will be re-joining Prince Albert or will continue to concentrate on his rehabilitation.

Wiesblatt had 10 goals and 31 assists in 43 games with the Raiders this year.

On the flip side, however, Danil Gushchin’s OHL season is over, and according to The Athletic, the 20-year-old winger will make his pro debut before the end of the Barracuda season.

The San Jose Sharks’ 2020 third-round pick led the Niagara IceDogs with 41 goals and 71 points in his rookie OHL campaign.

The Barracuda affiliate plays this Wednesday in Bakersfield and finishes their season in Henderson on Friday and Saturday.

Meanwhile, Bordeleau could play up to eight NHL games. The San Jose Sharks’ season ends on Apr. 29 in Seattle.

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