SAN JOSE (CBS SF/AP) — The San Jose Sharks announced Tuesday that it signed goaltender Josef Korenar to a one-year contract, in the hopes of righting the team after missing the playoffs the last two seasons.
The 23-year-old Korenar played in 10 games for the Sharks last season, coming in as a reserve on April 10 for his NHL debut against the Kings.READ MORE: Worker Shortage Lingers As San Francisco Restaurants Attempt To Recover From COVID Fiscal Woes
“Josef took a big step in his development last season, showing his athleticism and awareness in net while appearing in the NHL for the first time,” general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement.
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San Jose struggled to get consistent goalie play, finishing in the bottom three in save percentage for a third straight season. Martin Jones had a save percentage of .896 as he has been unable to get back to the level of play he reached during his first three seasons in San Jose. He was pulled early eight times in 34 starts.
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