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SJHN Daily: Gregor Frustrated with Communication, Playing Time

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San Jose Sharks forward Noah Gregor has grown frustrated after slotting into just 19 games so far under new head coach David Quinn.

The 24-year-old recently shared his thoughts with the Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News: “It’s tough when you’ve missed this many in a row… I’d probably like a little more communication. It’s frustrating. I feel like I should be playing more than I have this year.”

Gregor — the San Jose Sharks’ fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft — has slotted into less than half his team’s games this season, after getting into the lineup 63 times last year under Bob Boughner.

“Just consistent competitiveness. It’s really that simple,” Quinn said. “He and I have had plenty of conversations about it. I know he’s working hard on trying to get to that. Hopefully, the next time he gets in there, he takes advantage of the opportunity.”

It sounds like Gregor is dissatisfied with the amount of communication?

Gregor is a pending restricted free agent, along with Timo Meier and Jonah Gadjovich. However, the Sharks forward told the Mercury News that he’s just focused on making the most of this season in San Jose.

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