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Sharks acquire veteran goalie Nabokov from Lightning

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The San Jose Sharks acquired goaltender Evgeni Nabokov from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday for future considerations.

The Sharks announced Nabokov will make an announcement regarding the future of his hockey career Wednesday.

Nabokov, 39, was placed on waivers by the Lightning on Feb. 1 after going 3-6-2 with a 3.15 goals-against average and .882 save percentage in 11 games.

He was a ninth-round pick (No. 219) by San Jose in the 1994 NHL Draft and played his first 10 seasons with the Sharks. His franchise records include games played by a goalie (563), wins (293) and shutouts (50).

Nabokov spent one season playing in the Kontinental Hockey League after leaving the Sharks and three seasons with the New York Islanders. His career record is 353-227-71 with 29 ties, a 2.44 GAA, .911 save percentage and 59 shutouts.

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