The San Jose Sharks today acquired goaltender Evgeni Nabokov from the Tampa Bay Lightning for future considerations. 

Sharks bring Evgeni Nabokov back to San Jose.

Sharks bring Evgeni Nabokov back to San Jose.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: By the sound of things, this move was made so that Nabokov can retire as a Shark not as a means of bolstering their goaltending depth. He was drafted by the Sharks and spent the bulk of his NHL career with them. Nabokov hold the franchise records for games-played by a goalie (563), wins (154) and shutouts (50).  It’s expected he will announce his retirement this week.