With Evgeni Nabokov cleared to play and officially off the injured reserve list, San Jose has reassigned goaltender Nolan Schaefer to the Cleveland Barons, the Sharks top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
In seven games with the Sharks, Schaefer posted a 5-1-0 record with a 1.88 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He was victorious in his first five appearances, becoming the first Shark to begin his career with five consecutive wins. Schaefer also posted his first career shutout in a 1-0 overtime win against Anaheim on Nov. 4.
The six-foot-two, 200-pound goaltender from Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan was originally selected by San Jose in the fifth round (166th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.