Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon said he’s heard his name in trade deadline talk, albeit from others.
We don’t have TSN in San Jose, Dillon told The Athletic before the Sharks played the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SNW, NHL.TV).
I think I get more of it from my mom and dad or friends back home that are watching on Vancouver news or Facebook or whatever.
I’m a Shark right now, hopefully, I’m a Shark as long as I can be, and hopefully, we can get winning.
The Sharks (23-27-4) are 2-5-0 in their past seven games and are 10 points behind the Calgary Flames for the second wild card from the West.
Dillon, who could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, has 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) in 54 games for the Sharks. Part of San Jose’s second defense pair with Brent Burns, Dillon is averaging 19:10 of ice time per game, which is fifth on San Jose.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Rielly injured his foot in an 8-4 loss to the Florida Panthers on Jan. 12 and was expected to miss eight weeks.
We could add a defenseman but just to say that we did is not something we would do. We would want someone to move the needle for us in the long run, not in the short run, unless it was the perfect deal,” Dubas said Thursday
“But it will all depend on Morgan and as we get more updates on him in terms of how long he’s going to be out, that will dictate how much (NHL salary) cap space we will have going into the deadline.”
The trade came after Michael Hutchinson, starting in place of injured Frederik Andersen, allowed four goals on 34 shots in a 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers.
Andersen, who is 24-9-6, with a 2.87 goals-against average and .910 save percentage, is day to day with a neck injury and is unlikely to play against the Anaheim Ducks at Scotiabank Arena on Friday.
The Maple Leafs (28-19-7) are fourth in the Atlantic Division, one point behind the third-place Florida Panthers and two points behind the Philadelphia Flyers for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Eastern Conference.