However, the need for offense has been noticed since right wing Marty Havlat has been placed on injured reserve, and is not expected to return before early March.
The Sharks are not likely to gamble on a player's projected health and are rumored to have investigated the possibility to deal for Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks or Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes. Chances are however slim to none to find either of those two players in San Jose after the deadline.
A media source in Edmonton had mentioned that the Sharks were talking with the Columbus Blue Jackets about forward R.J. Umberger.
Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu could also be a player of interest for Wilson, but everyone around the league keep waiting to see if he re-signs in Carolina.
Meanwhile, other rumors had come up that the Sharks were willing to part with forward Joe Pavelski in a package of players in hopes of acquiring an elite forward such as Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks.
"Obviously you don't want your name out there," Pavelski said, "but if it is, it's part of the business -- and you go about your own business."
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