San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has assigned forward Lukas Kaspar to the Worcester Sharks, the team’s top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Kaspar played in three games with the Sharks, including making his NHL debut on Oct. 29 at Dallas, after being recalled from Worcester on Oct. 28.
The Sharks first round selection in 2004 (22nd overall) scored two points (1-1=2) in six games with Worcester this season.
Wednesday night has the potential to be one of the most historic nights in the history of American hockey. Jeremy Roenick is one goal from 500 career goals and would be only the third player to reach the plateau.
Dallas’ Mike Modano is one point from tying the points record for Americans.
The two will square off Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at HP Pavilion (FSN Bay Area, 98.5 KFOX and SJSHARKS.com).
“It would be unbelievable if we did it tomorrow,” said Roenick. “We could take a picture at center ice with the pucks and make it in newspapers across the country. Hopefully we would win 5-2.”
Roenick feels his friend Modano would be well received even if he is the enemy on the ice.
“I’m sure people will appreciate Modano,” said Roenick. “I hope they show him a lot of respect (if it happens).”
As for Roenick, he hopes to get the 500 mark out of the way and to do it on home ice.
“It would be really special if it could happen here,” he said.
CLOWE UPDATERyane Clowe
had ACL surgery on his right knee. There is no firm return date, but he is expected to return during the current season.