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Sharks make no moves before deadline

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - When the San Jose Sharks were scuffling near the bottom of the Western Conference standings, they were unsure of what their roster would look like after the trade deadline.

Having won 15 of their past 18 games to move to the top of the Pacific Division standings, the Sharks could stand pat at Monday's NHL trade deadline.

General manager Doug Wilson had already acquired forwards Kyle Wellwood and Ben Eager, and defenseman Ian White in earlier deals and called up defenseman Justin Braun from the minors. But Wilson says the biggest reason for not making any deals is the improved performance of the players who have been in San Jose all season long.

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