On Sunday, the San Jose Sharks acquired a first round selection in the NHL Entry Draft and defenseman Vladimir Malakhov in exchange for defenseman Jim Fahey and right wing Alexander Korolyuk.
“Acquiring an extra first round selection in the NHL Entry Draft puts our organization in a position of strength,” stated Wilson. “We also would like to thank both Jim and Alexander for their contributions here and wish them the best of luck in the future.”
Malakhov, 38, has recorded 346 career regular season points (86-260=346) in 712 career NHL games played, but is not likely to play this season and will possibly retire.
Fahey, 27, appeared in 79 career games in three seasons for the Sharks, recording 24 points (1-23=24).
Korolyuk, 30, recorded 142 points (62-80=142) in 296 regular season games in six seasons with the Sharks. He has spent the last two seasons playing in Russia splitting his time between Voskresensk Khimik and Chekhov Vityaz.
With the moves, the Sharks training camp roster is now down to 28 players, with five more moves required before the opening night rosters are announced this week.