SAN JOSE -- The Sharks made a pair of cuts early on Monday, as they approach the Tuesday 2 p.m. deadline for the final 23-man roster.
Defenseman Taylor Doherty was placed on waivers, and will head to AHL Worcester in the event that he goes unclaimed. Taylor Fedun, another defenseman who was signed as a free agent in July, was also reassigned to Worcester.
The Sharks are down to seven defensemen in training camp, essentially ensuring that 2013 first round pick Mirco Mueller will be on the opening night roster. Mueller, 19, was paired with Brent Burns and averaged more than 21 minutes over the final three preseason games. He finished with one assist, a minus-1 rating and five shots on goal while playing in six of seven games.
San Jose’s roster now stands at 28 players, including injured forwards Raffi Torres, Tyler Kennedy and James Sheppard.