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Joel Ward | Winger | #42

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
Contract: view contract details

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Joel Ward doesn't expect to be back with the San Jose Sharks next season.
Ward is eligible for unrestricted free agency on July 1 and he would like to continue to play in the NHL. He was a healthy scratch in the postseason for the Sharks and recorded 12 points in 52 matches during the regular season. May 8 - 2:33 PM

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Joel Ward will be a healthy scratch in Game 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The 37-year-old has been a healthy scratch in every game of these playoffs so far. He had five goals and 12 points in 52 games during the regular season. Dylan Gambrell, Jannik Hansen, Joakim Ryan and Tim Heed will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 30 - 10:08 PM

Joel Ward will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.

Ward was also scratched in all four of the games in the first round. The 37-year-old had five goals and seven assists in 52 games this season. Joakim Ryan, Dylan Gambrell, and Jannik Hansen will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 26 - 9:56 PM

Joel Ward will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ward hasn't played since Feb. 8 because he's dealt with a shoulder injury and he's also been scratched a couple of times. The veteran has five goals and 11 points in 46 games this season. Tim Heed will also watch the game from the press box.
Mar 26 - 8:15 PM

The San Jose Sharks have elected to not make any changes to their lineup for this afternoon's game against the Calgary Flames.

That means that Joel Ward, Marcus Sorensen and Tim Heed will sit together in the press box. Ward is on the last year of a $3.275 million per year deal and will likely have to find a new team in the off-season if he wishes to continue his career.
Mar 24 - 3:01 PM

Joel Ward (upper body) has been activated from injured reserve.

Ward has been out of the lineup since Feb. 8 and he has 11 points in 46 appearances this season. He could be back in the fold Tuesday against New Jersey.
Mar 19 - 4:45 PM

The San Jose Sharks have reportedly asked Joel Ward for his no-trade list.

Ward has a limited no-trade clause in his contract, which means he can block a trade to six teams. The 37-year-old is currently on injured reserve, so any team interested in acquiring him would have to wait for him to get healthy. The veteran has five goals and 11 points in 46 games this season. Ward is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
Feb 24 - 2:07 PM

Joel Ward (upper body) is considered to be "week-to-week," according to coach Pete DeBoer.

Ward won't play on San Jose's road trip. He has been out of action since Feb. 8 due to a suspected shoulder injury.
Feb 20 - 4:44 PM

Joel Ward (shoulder) has been moved to injured reserve.

Ward has been sidelined since Feb. 8 due to a shoulder injury. He has registered a mere 11 points in 46 games this year.
Feb 19 - 5:22 PM

The final diagnosis on Joel Ward's shoulder is not as bad as initially feared, and the veteran forward has been given a day-to-day timeline.

Ward was initially believed to be dealing with a separated shoulder but that is not the case. He admits he got "lucky" and is hopeful to be back "soon". However with just 11 points in 46 games this season, the veteran forward has no fantasy upside.
Feb 10 - 2:35 PM

Joel Ward is out indefinitely due to an unspecified injury.

Ward sustained the injury midway through Thursday's game when he was smashed into the board by Nate Schmidt. It looked like Ward was favoring his right shoulder before he left the ice. "It’s as dangerous a play as there can be in hockey. We all know the dangers of concussions, but head first into the boards is, I would put that at the top of the list," Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. "Again, I’m just speechless by it, I don’t know what the call is. Is it two-minute boarding? It’s something, though. You’ve got a veteran guy that’s out with a significant injury, that’s the disappointing part."
Feb 9 - 6:05 PM

Joel Ward scored a goal with a minus-1 rating in Tuesday's 3-1 setback at Colorado.

The Sharks aren't going to win many games when the checking line forward is providing all of the offense. He has points in back-to-back games for the third time this season, but just four goals and 11 points across 45 outings this season. His fantasy appeal remains limited to the deepest pools at this point.
Feb 7 - 1:12 AM

Joel Ward will draw back in Monday afternoon versus Los Angeles.

Ward was a healthy scratch Saturday. He has produced just four goals and eight points in 33 games this season. Marcus Sorensen, who is back with the team from the minors. will head to the press box instead.
Jan 15 - 2:18 PM

Joel Ward will be a healthy scratch for Saturday night's game against Arizona.

He will be joined in the press box by Jannik Hansen, Paul Martin and Dylan DeMelo. Adjust your rosters accordingly.
Jan 13 - 2:04 PM

Joel Ward was a healthy scratch against the Senators Friday night.

It was just to give the veteran forward a night off. Ward should be back in the lineup Sunday against the Jets.
Jan 6 - 1:39 PM

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