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Day 1 of free agency was slow for the San Jose Sharks, but San Jose Hockey Now was on the ball.

Stefan Noesen re-signed with the Sharks and SJHN was there at his press conference:

Stefan Noesen Is Back: “Last year was kind of a gong show…but it ended on the best note.”

SJHN confirmed that San Jose reached out to Michael Grabner and didn’t reach out to Mark Borowiecki. We also broke that Melker Karlsson was leaving the Sharks and got an update on Dalton Prout.

Also, we got Doug Wilson’s comments on UFAs Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau — he also suggested that San Jose is in the market for a veteran bottom-pairing defenseman. Finally, we threw some cold water on the idea of Zach Bogosian coming to the Sharks.

What I’m Hearing About Sharks on Day 1 of Free Agency

BREAKING: Melker Karlsson Will Not Be Re-signing in San Jose

The Locked On Sharks guys and I also previewed San Jose and free agency in the morning:

Who Will the Sharks Sign?

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Logan Couture was pumped about re-signing Stef:

Aaron Dell to St. Louis…just for kicks?

Around the NHL…

Nick Cotsonika recaps a “tentative start” to free agency. Some of the highlights:

  • Torey Krug signed a seven-year, $45.5 million contract with the St. Louis Blues
  • Jacob Markstrom signed a six-year, $36 million contract with the Calgary Flames
  • Kevin Shattenkirk agreed to terms on a three-year, $11.7 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks
  • T.J. Brodie signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Chris Tanev signed a four-year, $18 million contract with Calgary
  • Cam Talbot signed a three-year, $11 million contract with the Minnesota Wild
  • Anton Khudobin signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Dallas Stars
  • Braden Holtby signed a two-year, $8.6 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks
  • Corey Crawford signed two-year, $7.8 million contract with the New Jersey Devils
  • Henrik Lundqvist signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Washington Capitals

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