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