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Sharks Training Camp Roster Released: True Hurt, More on Wiesblatt

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There was some drama as to who would make the San Jose Sharks’ training camp roster — Ozzy Wiesblatt? Zach Gallant? Tristen Robins? — but in the end, except for a single surprise, it was as predicted.

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FORWARDS

Lean Bergmann, Joachim Blichfeld, Sasha Chmelevski, Logan Couture, Ryan Donato, Kurtis Gabriel, Dylan Gambrell, Noah Gregor, Jayden Halbgewachs, Fredrik Handemark, Tomas Hertl, Evander Kane, Joel Kellman, Kevin Labanc, John Leonard, Maxim Letunov, Patrick Marleau, Timo Meier, Matt Nieto, Stefan Noesen, Marcus Sorensen, Antti Suomela, Alexander True (injured), Jeffrey Viel

DEFENSEMEN

Brent Burns, Trevor Carrick, Nick DeSimone, Mario Ferraro, Erik Karlsson, Nikolai Knyzhov, Jaycob Megna, Nicolas Meloche, Ryan Merkley, Jake Middleton, Brinson Pasichnuk, Radim Simek, Marc-Edouard Vlasic

GOALTENDERS

Devan Dubnyk, Martin Jones, Josef Korenar, Alexei Melnichuk

That’s 24 forwards (including True), 13 blueliners, and 4 netminders. The Sharks also released new jersey numbers, subject to change:

1 Alexei Melnichuk
6 Ryan Merkley
14 Antti Suomela
16 Ryan Donato
21 Jacob Middleton
24 Jaycob Megna
29 Kurtis Gabriel
37 Fredrik Handemark
40 Devan Dubnyk
43 John Leonard
50 Brinson Pasichnuk
83 Matt Nieto

The one roster surprise? Per Pashelka, True suffered a lower-body injury when playing in Denmark, and is still dealing with it. In his place, veteran Megna is slotting in for now. You can learn more about Megna here:

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So what about 2020 first-round pick Wiesblatt? San Jose Hockey Now can confirm that he is in Arizona — Dave Cowan, Wiesblatt’s agent, corroborated that.

SJHN will need to confirm this, but best guess is Wiesblatt can still work out with the Sharks and might also take part in the San Jose Barracuda’s camp, whenever that begins. It’s not as if Wiesblatt is doing much on the hockey side right now. This might also explain the timing of Robins signing his entry-level contract today:

If CHL leagues are canceled this year, the possibility has been raised that their U20 prospects like Wiesblatt and Robins will be able to play in the AHL:

The AHL is scheduled to begin its season on February 5th.

Meanwhile, the San Jose Sharks will open training camp tomorrow. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about True’s status then.

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