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Sharks Claim Dzingel, Waive Pederson: Winger Should Play Tomorrow

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The San Jose Sharks have claimed winger Ryan Dzingel off waivers.

In corresponding moves, they’ve put goaltender Adin Hill on injured reserve and placed center Lane Pederson on waivers.

The Toronto Maple Leafs had placed Dzingel on waivers shortly after acquiring him from the Arizona Coyotes. Dzingel had four goals and three assists in 26 games in the desert this season.

Dzingel, 29, is a two-time 20-goal scorer and carries an expiring $1.1 million dollar cap hit.

Per Bob Boughner, he’s expected to join the San Jose Sharks in Anaheim tomorrow and should slide immediately into the line-up. He will play wing and is a candidate to join the power play.

“I know he’s a real good teammate and guy off the ice, which is important for our team. It’s a guy that has some offense to his game given the opportunity,” Boughner said today. “It’s a guy that doesn’t cost us anything, a little bit of an injection of some energy.”

Meanwhile, Pederson could never quite get on track with the San Jose Sharks. The 24-year-old center, acquired for a 2024 fourth-round pick from Arizona this past summer, had zero goals and two assists in 26 appearances.

“I just talked to him a little bit about going down, get his confidence back, get a little bit swagger in your game, and be one of the best players down on the Barracuda,” Boughner said. “And if he is, he’ll get back here.”

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Alaskan_ice

This could work out better for Team Teal. Dzingel has some scoring chops in his past. This gives Pederson a chance to get his focus back.

Go Sharks!!

genadinik

Whose idea was it to give a 4th round pick? Facepalm!!

I mean, this front office is just error after error after error. :((( Sad really.

david barnard

ARI paid the 4th rd pick. Sharks got him free off waivers.

genadinik

I was talking about Lane Peterson 🙂

genadinik

Just to clarify, I don’t mean to be a complainer. But what I would like to see is accountability and people owning their mistakes.

Rick S.

I’m happy with this move…the Sharks need an injection of players that have some good hands and a scoring touch and Dzingel is a good choice.

david barnard

too little, too late!

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