IRPaul Martin
D SJ
3 weeks ago

Martin (ankle) skated prior to Monday's practice and is expected to rejoin the team later this week, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin has not played since Oct. 7, missing San Jose's last eight contests. The blueliner entered the season with this lingering ailment, which he apparently expected to play through. The news that the veteran is not yet back at practice -- and remains on IR -- effectively rules him out versus Toronto on Monday.

IRPaul Martin
D SJ
1 month ago

Martin (ankle) will not return to the lineup against Montreal on Tuesday and is doubtful to join the Sharks for their four-game road trip, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Martin doesn't join the team for its trip out east, he will not be back on the ice until San Jose returns home Oct. 30. Joakim Ryan appears to have settled in as Martin's replacement alongside Brent Burns. The veteran Martin isn't exactly an offensive force -- although it's hard not to snag a couple assists next to Burns -- so his absence will likely only affect fantasy owners in need of ancillary stats.

IRPaul Martin
D SJ
1 month ago

Martin (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The American defender had the same ankle surgically repaired during the offseason, and it appears as though he re-aggravated the injury during Tuesday's practice. There's no indication as to when Martin will return, but assuming that his addition to the injured list is retroactive when he suffered the injury, his next chance to play would be Oct. 17 against Montreal. San Jose should give further updates on Martin's status in the coming days, but in the meantime, Joakim Ryan is slated to skate on the team's top pairing with Brent Burns during Martin's absence.

IRPaul Martin
D SJ
1 month ago

Martin is still dealing with the effects of offseason ankle surgery, causing him to leave practice Tuesday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was limited to just 10:55 of ice time Saturday, which is a far cry from the 19:14 per game he logged during the 2016-17 campaign. The Sharks don't play again until Thursday when they face Buffalo, so the veteran could be ready to go in time. In the event the 36-year-old is unable to give it a go, however, look for Tim Heed to step into the lineup.

IRPaul Martin
D SJ
2 months ago

Martin underwent offseason ankle surgery, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin's offseason procedure wasn't previously reported, but he's been a full participant in training camp, so there's no reason to believe he won't be 100 percent healthy once the Sharks' regular-season schedule gets underway Oct. 4 against Philadelphia. The 36-year-old blueliner certainly isn't an offensive juggernaut, but he can be counted on for at least 20 points on an annual basis, making him a decent bench option in deeper leagues.

IRPaul Martin
D SJ
5 months ago

Martin's name wasn't on the list of protected players announced Sunday, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin enters 2017-18 with two years remaining on his contract, but is coming off a reasonably productive season with the Sharks in 2016-17, notching 26 points (four goals, 22 assists) over 81 games. He would come at a sizable cap hit ($4.85 million) for Vegas over the next couple of seasons, but that doesn't rule him out as a potential selection.

IRPaul Martin
D SJ
7 months ago

Martin scored a goal with a plus-1 rating and three hits in Game 1 against the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

It was Martin's first playoff goal in two seasons in a Sharks uniform, and just the sixth time he has lit the lamp in 110 career postseason outings. He skates on the team's top defensive pairing with Brent Burns, but he still managed just 26 points during the regular season. Martin isn't a great DFS option heading into Friday's Game 2 against the Oilers.

IRPaul Martin
D SJ
8 months ago

Martin contributed a pair of helpers in Sunday's win over the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

That's 20 assists on the season for Martin, who has appeared on the scoresheet in each of the last three contests. The veteran loses fantasy value due to his lack of power-play time, but his 24 points and plus-16 rating make him valuable in deeper formats. Martin skates on the first defensive pairing with Brent Burns on one of the best teams in the Western Conference, so expect the production to continue at the rate it's been occurring.

IRPaul Martin
D SJ
8 months ago

Martin scored the Sharks only goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Martin has quietly put up three points (one goal, two assists) in his last five games. It's not exactly Bobby Orr-esque, but it's solid production for this steady defender.

IRPaul Martin
D SJ
9 months ago

Martin has just a single point in his last 13 contests.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the recent drought, the veteran rearguard has 16 points in 52 games this season, which actually puts him on pace for about five more than 2015-16's 20-point showing. Martin's 19:06 of average ice time is one of the lowest marks of his career, however, and he hardly sees a lick of power-play duty these days (10 seconds per game on average), so he's best left to the very deepest of leagues.