The San Jose Sharks made several roster moves on Monday as they continue their season long eight game road trip. Captain Patrick Marleau
was placed on the injured reserve list due to a groin injury and the move is retroactive to February 9, meaning Marleau can play as soon as he is deemed healthy.
To fill Marleau’s roster spot, Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson recalled center Mike Iggulden from the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League. The Sharks also flip-flopped goalies with their top development club, with Dimitri Patzold going to Worcester and Thomas Greiss
coming to San Jose.
Iggulden leads Worcester in points, goals and assists, having notched 43 points (18 goals, 25 assists) in 49 games. He is also tied for second on the team with six power play goals. He was Worcester’s lone representative at the 2008 AHL All-Star Game where he played for the Canadian team.
The six-foot-three, 215-pound native of St. Catharines, Ontario, was signed as a free agent by San Jose on Jan. 16, 2008 and is expected to make his NHL debut on Monday against the New York Islanders.
Greiss, 21, who returns to San Jose, made his NHL debut on Jan. 13, stopping 29 shots in an overtime loss at Anaheim. He has posted a 13-14-1 record with a .892 save percentage and a 3.20 goals against average in 28 games for Worcester this season.
The six-foot-one, 200-pound native of Fussen, Germany was selected by San Jose in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (3rd round, 94th overall).
Patzold, 24, who returns to Worcester, made his NHL debut this season and has appeared in three games, all in relief of Evgeni Nabokov. In 44 minutes of work, he has yet to record a decision and owns a 5.45 goals against average and an .800 save percentage. He has posted a 4-4-1 record with a 2.94 goals against average and a .906 save percentage in 10 games for Worcester.
The six-foot, 195-pound native of Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan was selected by San Jose in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft (fourth round, 107th overall).
The Sharks will play the New York Islanders at 11 a.m. on Monday with the game being carried on 98.5 KFOX and sjsharks.com.