San Jose Sharks Lose Another Two Players

The San Jose Sharks are the latest NHL team to be hit by an COVID outbreak as the team has announced they have moved forwards Logan Couture and Lane Pedersen to the protocol list. 

The Sharks also announced some other transactions as they have recalled goaltender Adin Hill and forward Scott Reedy. The team now has three of their players on the protocol list as Couture and Pedersen are joined by Mario Ferraro.

So far this season in 32 games, Couture is sitting with 29 points and has been one of the bright spots in San Jose in 2021/22. The 32-year-old captain is signed through the 2026/27 season, making $8-million annually. 

As for Pederson, he's managed to record two points in 20 games. The 24-year-old undrafted forward is in his first season in San Jose after debuting in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes last season. His best season came back in 2019-2020 with the AHL's Tucson Roadrunners where he collected 34 points in 37 games.

The Sharks currently sit at 17-15-1 on the season, good for sixth place in the Pacific Division. They will be in tough to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season, especially when their best player is missing time due to COVID.

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