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More Holik Misery

15 November 2002 - 01:49 PM

I didn't see this article from the times posted, so here it is for those interested:

Holik Continues to Wait as Injury Slowly Heals

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 14

Sharks Sign Stuart

13 November 2002 - 07:57 PM

From SJSharks official (fully white-washed) website:
Sharks & Stuart Agree To Terms

It looks like for the first time all season, the Sharks will have the ability to dress their best 20-man unit. Brad Stuart agreed to terms on Wednesday morning and that, combined with Scott Thornton's return on Monday night, provides San Jose a holdout and injury free lineup.

The deal is for three years and is worth about $5 million over the term. Stuart will skate at Logitech Ice at San Jose this morning, then fly to Atlanta in the afternoon.

"I'm happy it's over," said Stuart. "It is not something I enjoyed. I'm just glad to get back and start playing. It's tough and frustrating to watch your team play without you, especially when the team is not doing well. You don't like it, but it's part of the game now."

The 24-year-old Stuart, one of the top young blueliners in the game, and the Sharks completed a multiyear deal Tuesday evening. Last year Stuart posted 29 points (six goals, 23 assists) while playing in all 82 contests. He played the bulk of the season's second half on an injured ankle that required offseason surgery. He had been skating with the University of Calgary until he returned to San Jose last night.

While his training camp time would have been limited by the surgery, Stuart's health is not an issue right now. Stuart received a physical from Sharks Team Doctor Arthur Ting Wednesday morning.

"It's pretty good," Stuart said of the ankle. "I haven't had much to gauge it by. Getting out there and skating feels good. Getting in a game will test it, but I think I'm ready to do the job."

Stuart was named as the runner up for the 1999-00 Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the League's top rookie. The Rocky Mountain House, Alberta native was selected by San Jose in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft (first round, third overall).

Mike Ricci

08 November 2002 - 09:06 PM

When asked about his nasty looking injury last night:

"They told me that I was lucky that I jumped up," said Ricci. "If my foot was flat it could have been worse. My ninja training came in handy. I've got a lot more tricks in my bag too."

Sharks Win Last Night

06 November 2002 - 07:58 PM

I was shocked. Sharks won a game! Last game they played I noticed there were a bunch of no name new guys on the bench. Then last night new guy was out there scoring a couple of damn goals. Where'd he come from???? Un-drafed try-out player.