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Today, the NHL buyout period will begin.

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In other San Jose Sharks news…

The NHL announced yesterday that teams would be allowed to open their training facilities for limited skates and workouts on October 15th. However, that doesn’t mean yet that the San Jose Sharks will start to gather in mid-October at Solar4America Ice — Santa Clara County guidelines will supersede any of the league’s guidelines.

Per the County of Santa Clara, to San Jose Hockey Now: “At this time, we have not received a proposed plan from the San Jose Sharks for review. We are also awaiting further guidance from the State related to cohort limitations. Once we have more information, we will review it and welcome dialogue to determine whether or not there is a way to facilitate team practice and games in a manner that minimizes risk to players, team staff and the public.”

Essentially, the NHL’s proposed October 15th opening doesn’t necessarily apply to the San Jose Sharks — they’ll need to receive the County of Santa Clara’s approval first.

This doesn’t mean, however, that nothing’s going on in Sharks-related facilities, as the organization is currently upgrading SAP Center. (Teal Town USA)

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Comic John Cullen talks about how the Sharks brought him and his dad closer. (Locked On Sharks)

Ex-San Jose Sharks forward Tony Granato talks about his induction into US Hockey Hall of Fame. (The Full 60)

Around the NHL…

Dan Kingerski on Pittsburgh’s huge gamble on Mike Matheson. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

More on Matheson’s last two disappointing seasons in the Sunshine State. (Florida Hockey Now)

What should Avs give RFA Val Nichushkin? (Colorado Hockey Now)

Would Winnipeg really move Patrik Laine? What are they looking for? (TSN)

Marc-Andre Fleury says he wants to stay in Vegas, even if they re-sign Robin Lehner. (The Athletic)

Ex-San Jose Sharks assistant coach and defenseman Rob Zettler is helping out on NHL.com’s Stanley Cup Final coverage — he writes about what Dallas must improve in Game Four here.

The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association is planning a task force to better educate members about the issue of painkillers and informed consent in both amateur and professional sports. (TSN)

Women’s hockey pioneer Lynn Olson receives Lester Patrick Trophy, will be honored at US Hockey Hall of Fame induction celebration. (NHL)

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