San Jose Sharks (20-26-5)
Projected lines for the #SJSharks. Gambrell is a game-time decision but looks like he should be in. Jones in net.
— Locked on Karlsson's Apple (@LockedOnSharks) May 3, 2021
Colorado Avalanche (33-12-4)
This, by the way, is how Colorado lined up on Saturday:
— x – Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) May 1, 2021
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Everybody on the San Jose Sharks’ current 23-man roster has played a game in the last month. Everybody, that is, except Kurtis Gabriel.
Gabriel’s last appearance was on Mar. 27 against Arizona, when he was tossed from the game for a late hit on Johan Larsson. Since then, Gabriel has toiled either as a 23-man roster extra or on the taxi squad. As far as we know, he hasn’t been hurt either.
The 6-foot-4 winger stayed in San Jose, but he’s also stayed on the bench.
Will we see Gabriel on the ice again this season?
“Not sure if he’s gonna draw in by the end of the season,” Bob Boughner acknowledged. “Gabes, I thought did a really good job for us. I’m a big fan. I like him a lot.
“But there’s a situation where certain guys are getting looks. We know what we have in Gabes. We know what he’s gonna give us every night.”
The 27-year-old will be a UFA – have we seen his last game in teal?
Also, Boughner revealed that Joachim Blichfeld is in concussion protocol:
Boughner also confirmed that Blichfeld is in concussion protocol after the Demers hit last Wed.
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) May 3, 2021
The San Jose Sharks certainly want to get more of a look on Blichfeld, so hopefully, he can suit up soon.
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