SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The injury report for the San Jose Sharks is extensive after their quest for the Stanley Cup ended in the Western Conference final for the second straight year.
Those ailments are a sign that the Sharks have learned the price it takes to make it through the NHL playoffs. The task next year will be to use that knowledge to make it to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in franchise history and win it all.
The Sharks spent Thursday packing up their lockers and saying their good-byes instead of preparing for the Game 6 they had hoped to play. San Jose was eliminated in five games on Tuesday night.