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Why Didn’t Gushchin, Merkley Make Sharks’ European Roster? How Did Cicek Make It? (+)

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BERLIN – There were some big surprises when the San Jose Sharks announced their European road trip roster yesterday.

Why didn’t hat trick hero Danil Gushchin make the plane? How did 2018 first-round pick Ryan Merkley miss it? Who’s Nick Cicek?

San Jose Hockey Now has exclusive insight from David Quinn and Scott Gordon on the road in Ontario and Anaheim – and from other sources – on some of these roster decisions.

Danil Gushchin

My understanding is that the San Jose Sharks’ plan, before the 20-year-old’s hat trick in Vegas, was to assign him to the San Jose Barracuda.

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