SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed Ryan Lowe to a goaltender professional tryout agreement to be an emergency backup.
Lowe will dress for Wednesday night's game against Calgary as the backup to Antti Niemi. Regular backup Troy Groesnick sustained an upper-body injury in practice on Tuesday.
Lowe played college hockey at San Jose State and lives in the area. He last played professionally in Australia with the Sydney Bears of the AIHL. The 31-year old has also appeared professionally with the Canberra Knights (AIHL) and Utah Grizzlies (AHL).