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Sharks Recall Defenseman Radim Simek and Forward Lean Bergmann

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Radim Simek from a conditioning assignment and forward Lean Bergmann (@Bergmann_Lean98) from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Simek, 27, appeared in two games for the Barracuda, logging two assists with a plus-two rating. Last season for the Sharks, he made his NHL debut on Dec. 2, 2018 at Montreal (@CanadiensMTL) for San Jose, and appeared in a total of 41 games for the Sharks, logging nine points (one goal, eight assists). He scored his first career NHL goal Dec. 10 vs New Jersey (@NJDevils) and became the ninth set of teammates with Lukas Radil in NHL history to score their first career goal and have it stand as the game-winning goal in consecutive games. Simek was also one of just three Sharks defensemen to be a plus-player in each of their first two career NHL games. He was named as the 2018-19 SAP Sharks Rookie of the Year.

The six-foot, 200-pound native of Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic was signed by San Jose as a free agent on May 23, 2017.

Lean Bergmann, 21, appeared in six games for the Barracuda, registering eight points (three goals, five assists) with a plus-five rating. Bergmann recorded at least one point in all but one contest. At the time of his recall, Bergmann was tied for first in goals and ranked second on the Barracuda in assists and points. He also appeared in six games for the Sharks, recording his first career NHL point on Oct. 8 at Nashville.

The six-foot-two, 205-pound native of Iserlohn, Germany was signed by San Jose as a free agent on May 28, 2019.

In a related move, forward Jonny Brodzinski has been reassigned to the Barracuda.

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