Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
1 year ago

Zubrus will come out of the lineup in exchange for the healthy Matthew Nieto, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zubrus had a decent Game 1 outing in which he logged six hits and two PIM in 9:45 of ice time, but with the Sharks trying to go speed for speed with the Penguins, the veteran just doesn't have the same pep in his step. After struggling to find a home following the end of his days in New Jersey, the winger is could be looking at his last chance a securing a Stanley Cup.

Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
2 years ago

Zubrus scored an empty-net goal, adding an assist and a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 4-0 victory against the Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

EDGE Analysis

Zubrus unexpectedly churned out two points, which marks the first time the 37-year-old has reached the scoresheet during San Jose's playoff run. The veteran has been a victim of healthy scratches and fourth-line duty, appearing in just 5 of the 14 games to date, but he made the most of his opportunity Tuesday.

Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
2 years ago

Zubrus will draw into the lineup Saturday, facing the Predators in Game 5, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zubrus hasn't played since April 9, a regular-season game. He'll reportedly replace Tommy Wingels on Saturday but is destined for a fourth-line role. Given the general lack of ice time handed to forwards in the bottom-six group, we can't see Zubrus being a factor in playoff pools. In fact, he had just seven points in 50 games this season.

Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
2 years ago

Zubrus may be a healthy scratch to start the postseason, based on practice lines, reports Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

EDGE Analysis

With the return of Matt Nieto, Zubrus may get bumped down the totem pole and start the postseason in the press box. He's been a worthwhile investment for the team, considering the circumstances under which they acquired him, but he hasn't exactly been a fantasy dynamo. Through 50 games he had three goals and four assists, along with just 33 shots, 15 hits and 15 blocked shots. You can probably do better than him for your roster even if he's in the lineup.

Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
2 years ago

Zubrus scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

It's his second goal and third point in 19 games this season. He shouldn't be counted on to produce. He's relegated to a fourth-line role and is seeing just a shade over 12 minutes per game.

Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
2 years ago

Zubrus will get back in the lineup on Tuesday, replacing Mike Brown on the fourth line, reports Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

EDGE Analysis

Zubrus hasn't played since Jan. 7, largely due to injury and the team taking their time working him back into the lineup. The 37-year-old has struggled to produce offense in a limited role. He has no points in his last eight games and just two points over 17 games this season.

Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
2 years ago

Zubrus (upper body) has been activated from injured reserve but still will be held out of Thursday's away game against the Coyotes, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zubrus missed the past six games with the upper-body ailment and it appears that he'll be eased back into the lineup. His next shot at playing is Saturday night for a home game against the Wild.

Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
2 years ago

Zubrus (upper body) does not appear to be ready for Thursday's road game against the Coyotes, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zubrus reportedly was on the ice longer than usual Thursday morning, and that's typically a sign that a player is not ready to rejoin the lineup if a game is to be played that same night. Of course, Zubrus remains on injured reserve, arguably the most telling sign that he's not ready to return.

Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
2 years ago

Zubrus (upper body) remains day-to-day, but will accompany the Sharks on the trip to Arizona, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Zubrus' status remains unclear for the team's game Thursday against the Coyotes, but the fact that he's traveling with the team certainly offers a glimmer of hope that the 37-year-old blueliner will return to the lineup. If that is to happen, the Sharks would need to activate him from injured reserve.

Dainius Zubrus
RW FA
2 years ago

Zubrus (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zubrus has missed the past three games with the upper-body injury, and now he goes on the shelf to clear a roster spot for Raffi Torres (knee), who has completed a 41-game suspension.