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Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks
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Want Jonathan Dahlen, Maxim Letunov, or Manny Wiederer contract updates?

Yesterday in a San Jose Hockey Now exclusive, we learned more about what’s going on with these RFAs, including which of these three appears to be on his way back to the San Jose Sharks organization next season.

Sharks RFA Updates: News on Dahlen, Letunov & Wiederer

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Jasper Weatherby’s grandpa worked with Martin Luther King Jr., his grandmother marched in Selma, and now the San Jose Sharks prospect is marching for Black Lives Matter. (Grand Forks Herald)

Nick Nollenberger checks in on Lean Bergmann. (San Jose Barracuda)

Jack Han broke down some classic Dan Boyle tape:

Around the NHL…

Who stays and who goes among the Avs’ free agents? (Colorado Hockey Now)

What if Boston and Tuukka Rask go their separate ways this off-season? (Boston Hockey Now)

Five things to consider about the Penguins’ off-season. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

A first look at the Islanders’ new arena. (NYI Hockey Now)

Per the NHL: Dallas’s Jake Oettinger “became the first goaltender in 55 years — and only one in the NHL’s expansion era (since 1967-68) — to make his League debut in the Conference Finals/Semifinals.”

Inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ “Fun Committee”. (ESPN)

UFA Wayne Simmonds says he’s finally 100 percent healthy, two years removed from pelvis surgery. (The Athletic)

UFA Jacob Markstrom and the Canucks have begun talking about a new contract. (NHL)

Dampy Brar — co-founder of Apna Hockey, an initiative that supports South Asian and other ethnic players — wins the Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award. (NHL)

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