Hamonic has missed 12 games since sustaining a concussion Jan. 12 against the Dallas Stars.
The 23-year-old has one goal, eight assists and a minus-3 rating in 47 games. He is second on the team in average ice time at 24:57 per game and faces the third-toughest competition of any player on the team, according to BehindtheNet.ca's quality of competition chart.
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense