SAN JOSE – The Sharks’ roster has been reduced to 30 players, as the club made its most significant cuts since camp opened.
Goaltenders Troy Grosenick and J.P. Anderson, defensemen Matt Tennyson and Dylan DeMelo, and forwards Travis Oleksuk, Daniil Tarasov, Melker Karlsson and Freddie Hamilton have been reassigned to AHL Worcester.
Hamilton and Tennyson are the most significant demotions, as both have seen limited NHL action and were thought to be potentially ready to stay full time.
Instead, they will return to the minors and hope to be recalled at some point during the season.
Among the players still in camp fighting for roster spots are Chris Tierney, Nikolay Goldobin, Barclay Goodrow, Eriah Hayes and Tye McGinn, leaving 17 healthy forwards in all.
Defensemen Mirco Mueller, Taylor Fedun and Taylor Doherty are also still in San Jose, and are among nine defensemen fighting for what is likely to be seven spots.
Forward Raffi Torres (right knee) remains out long term, while James Sheppard (left knee) skated again on Monday by himself.
The Sharks continue their preseason schedule on Tuesday at home vs. Los Angeles. The seven-game slate concludes this weekend in Arizona on Friday and Anaheim on Saturday.