San Jose Sharks Forward Inching Closer to Return

According to Curtis Pashelka, the San Jose Sharks could activate Alexander Barabanov before Tuesday's contest against the New York Islanders.

Barabanov has been sidelined with a lower-body injury, and he missed all of the preseason. Yet, it's clear that the 28-year-old winger is inching closer to returning, whether that occurs against the Islanders or a game shortly after. 

Barabanov is coming off of a breakout year with San Jose, where he had 10 goals and 39 points in 70 games. It will be intriguing to see what he can do for an encore from here.

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