San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has activated goaltender Evgeni Nabokov from the Injured Reserve List.
On the season, Nabokov owns a 3-2-1 record with a 3.52 goals-against average and a .866 save percentage. He was placed on the Injured Reserve List due to upper body stiffness as a result of a collision suffered against Columbus on October 21 in a 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. He missed seven games.
Nabokov is the Sharks all-time leader in wins (124), shutouts (26) and games played (266). In the midst of his sixth NHL season, he has posted three 30+ win seasons in his career.
The six-foot, 205-pound goaltender from Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan was originally selected by San Jose in the ninth round (219th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
To make room for the goaltender on the 23-man roster, left wing Scott Thornton was placed on the Injured Reserve List retroactive to October 29.