February 24, 2018 | 2:20pm ET
SHARKS MADE WARD AVAILABLE
Joel Ward, right wing
The San Jose Sharks are looking to tinker with their roster ahead of Monday’s 3pm ET trade deadline and have reportedly made forward Joel Ward available.
Ward, 37, is in the final year of his contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He’s currently on the injury reserve.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger first reported the news of Ward’s availability via Twitter.
Joel Ward hits trade market. SJ has asked for his no trade list. Ward can block 6 teams. List will be submitted within 24 hrs. Good vet.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 24, 2018
Ward owns a six-team no-trade list, and has of Saturday late-afternoon, he has not yet submitted the list to the Sharks. He is expected to by Sunday morning.
In 46 games with the Sharks this season, Ward has tallied five goals and six assists for 11 points and 20 penalty minutes.
Ward has been added to TFP's Top 30 Available Players List.