Andrew Desjardins C SAN 14 Hrs

Desjardins was acquired from the Sharks in exchange for forward Ben Smith, Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports.

The Sharks and Blackhawks will swap fourth-line centers in what amounts to a change-of-scenery deal for both players. Desjardins has only produced eight points in 56 games with the Sharks and shouldn't see much of a spike or dip in his already limited fantasy value with his new organization.

Andrew Desjardins C SAN 11 Days

Desjardins' two goals early in the second period Thursday helped chase opposing goalie Kari Lehtonen in an eventual 5-2 win over the Stars.Desjardins doesn't contribute much offense, generally, as he's usually relied upon for his physical play. Thursday's four shots on goal represent his season high, and he only has eight points to show for 54 games this year.

Andrew Desjardins C SAN 2 Months

Desjardins (personal) returned to practice Wednesday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

Desjardins, who missed Tuesday's contest against the Coyotes to be with his wife, who was expecting the couple's first child, thus appears on track to return to the Sharks' lineup Thursday against the Maple Leafs.

Andrew Desjardins C SAN 2 Months

Desjardins (personal) was absent from the Sharks' morning skate and appears unlikely to play Thursday in Arizona, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Desjardins was away from the team to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's child. There's been no indication yet that the fourth-liner has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, but that will more than likely be the case unless Desjardins decides to hop a flight to Arizona in time for the game. Instead, he'll likely take the entire day off to be with his family before making a probable return to action Thursday versus the Maple Leafs.

Andrew Desjardins C SAN 4 Months

Desjardins had a plus-1 rating and 14:28 of ice time in Sunday's win over Carolina.

That's seven straight games without a point for Desjardins and he's only got a single assist through the first 20 games. Desjardins isn't known for logging lots of points, but he's falling below pace of past seasons in both shots and points.

Andrew Desjardins C SAN 11 Months

Andrew Desjardins had two assists and 10 penalty minutes in the Sharks 7-2 shellacking over the Kings on Sunday.

The Sharks are getting scoring from all four lines as every San Jose forward who has played has at least two points in the series. They are going to be tough to beat if this continues as the Sharks will be tough to defend against.

Andrew Desjardins C SAN Oct 26 '79

Andrew Desjardins recorded an assist in San Jose's 2-1 shootout win over Washington.

Desjardins has 11 points and 63 penalty minutes in 46 contests in 2013-14. You would have to be in a pretty deep league to justify using Desjardins.

Andrew Desjardins C SAN Oct 21 '79

Andrew Desjardins scored a goal in San Jose's 4-1 win on Thursday.

It was Desjardins' first goal since Oct. 27. He's more of a defensive forward and has just 10 points in 44 games this season.

Andrew Desjardins C SAN Apr 06 '79

Andrew Desjardins has signed a two-year contract with San Jose.

"Andrew is a player that plays with an edge, can kill penalties and has the ability to play the North-South game we desire," said GM Doug Wilson. "He always competes hard as is always there for his teammates." Desjardins played in 42 games with the Sharks in 2013, where he registered two goals, one assist, 61 penalty minutes, 53 hits

Andrew Desjardins C SAN Mar 16 '79

Andrew Desjardins will be a restricted free agent this summer.

He had three points and 63 penalty minutes in 42 games during the regular season. Desjardins probably doesn't warrant a long-term commitment from the Sharks, but he should be able to get a one-year deal to stay on board with the team.