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Top John Leonard News

  • Predators' John Leonard: Cut from camp Saturday

    Leonard was sent down to AHL Milwaukee on Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Leonard was one of the bigger names cut from Predators camp Saturday. The 24-year-old should be near the top of the list for a call-up if injuries arise among Nashville's forwards.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Records four shots Monday

    Leonard (lower body) registered four shots and one block in 17:13 of ice time Monday.

    Leonard missed the final 13 games of the regular season with San Jose last year due to his lower-body issue. After signing with Nashville in the offseason, the 24-year-old center is far from a lock for the lineup on a nightly basis and may find himself as a healthy scratch periodically, though a strong camp showing could move him up the pecking order.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Inks two-way deal

    Leonard (lower body) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Predators on Monday, per CapFriendly.

    Leonard was acquired from the Sharks earlier this month as part of the Luke Kunin trade. He scored two points in 14 NHL games and 32 points in 45 AHL contests last season. The 23-year-old forward will likely fill a similar depth role with the Predators during the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Predators' John Leonard: Traded in Draft Day deal

    Leonard (lower body) was traded to Nashville along with a third-round pick in a deal for San Jose's Luke Kunin on Friday.

    Leonard spent most of 2021-22 with the Sharks' AHL affiliate, where he scored 17 goals and added 15 assists. His 32 points were good for fifth on the squad. Leonard also tallied two points in 14 NHL games after a call up; he delivered 13 points in 44 NHL games as a rookie in 2020-21. The pivot has pedigree -- he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2019-20.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Likely done for season

    Leonard (lower body) is not expected to return this season, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Leonard has already missed San Jose's last 10 games and it looks like he'll miss the final three as well. The 23-year-old dressed in just 14 games for the Sharks this season, tallying two points while averaging 11:17 of ice time. It's unclear how severe Leonard's injury is or if he'll need any sort of procedure over the offseason.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Set to miss out again

    Leonard (lower body) will not be in the lineup to face Nashville on Tuesday.

    Leonard will be sidelined for his third consecutive contest due to his lingering lower-body issue. Even once given the all-clear, the 23-year-old Leonard is far from a lock for the lineup and could still find himself watching from the press box from time to time. When the New Jersey native has played this year, he has generated two points in 14 games while averaging 11:17 of ice time.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Not expected to play

    Leonard (lower body) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Flames, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Leonard's absence will test the Sharks' depth up front, but it shouldn't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only picked up two points through 14 contests this campaign. Another update on his status should surface once he's cleared to rejoin the lineup.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Won't finish game

    Leonard (lower body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Oilers, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Leonard was injured blocking a shot in the second period off of his foot or ankle. The 23-year-old has played in seven straight games, but it's unclear if the injury will force him to miss time. The Sharks' next game is Thursday versus the Flames.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Tallies first goal in loss

    Leonard scored a goal on five shots and added two hits in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Stars.

    Leonard sparked a late push by the Sharks with his goal at 15:21 of the third period. Logan Couture scored as well, but the Sharks came up one short. Leonard has two points in 13 games this season, but his goal and assist have both been in the last three contests. The American forward could continue to get a look in the last four weeks of the campaign, though he's most likely to serve in a bottom-six role.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Finds first assist of season

    Leonard provided a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes.

    Leonard needed 11 games to get on the scoresheet this season. He's spent a large part of the campaign with AHL San Jose, but injuries to Sharks forwards have allowed him to play in six of the team's last eight contests. The 23-year-old forward has added 18 shots on net, 11 hits and a minus-2 rating while mainly seeing bottom-six usage when he's in the lineup.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Bumped up from minors

    Leonard was recalled from AHL San Jose on Monday.

    Leonard was last in an NHL game back on Nov. 11 versus the Jets, having appeared in five games for the Sharks this season in which he went pointless with nine shots and three hits while averaging 10:37 of ice time. With his promotion, Leonard could jump right into the lineup against Florida on Tuesday.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Rejoins AHL squad

    The Sharks returned Leonard to AHL San Jose on Friday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    The COVID-19 replacement heads back to the minors now that San Jose's starters have cleared virus-related protocols. Leonard played five games and tallied nine total shots on goal but didn't record any points in his first NHL action of 2021.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Brought up to big club

    Leonard was recalled by the Sharks on Saturday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Several Sharks players have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, so Leonard is expected to draw into the lineup immediately for Saturday's matchup with Winnipeg. The 23-year-old forward tallied 10 points in 44 games with San Jose last season.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Shuffled to minors

    Leonard was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Friday, per CapFriendly.

    This comes as a bit of a surprise after Leonard scored 13 points in 44 games with the Sharks last season. He'll likely be back up with the big club at some point during the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Returns to action Thursday

    Leonard (concussion) practiced with the Sharks on Thursday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Leonard had a solid start to his NHL career last year, recording 13 points and 59 shots on goal in 44 contests. He should have no trouble at least matching those numbers now that he's healthy again, as Leonard will likely be locked in for a middle-six role with the Sharks in 2021-22.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Ends season in concussion protocol

    Leonard is in concussion protocol and has been shut down for the remainder of the season but is feeling better, Curtis Pashelka of Bay Area News Group reports.

    Leonard sustained the injury in Friday's game, and the injury has now been clarified as a concussion. He won't be available for Wednesday's season finale against the Golden Knights, but Leonard's availability for next season isn't believed to be in danger. The 22-year-old forward will finish his rookie season with three goals and 10 assists in 44 games.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Out Saturday, doubtful Wednesday

    Leonard (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's game against the Coyotes, and coach Bob Boughner described him as "very doubtful" for Wednesday's season finale against the Golden Knights, Curtis Pashelka of Bay Area News Group reports.

    Jeffrey Viel will take the lineup spot created by Leonard's absence. If Leonard's unable to return before the end of the season, he would finish the campaign with 13 points in 44 games.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Exits Friday's game

    Leonard (undisclosed) left Friday's game against Arizona and is unlikely to return, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

    Leonard appeared to lose his balance and took an awkward fall into the boards during the first period of Friday's game. There's no official word on what he's dealing with, but he may have hit his head against the boards during his fall. The 22-year-old rookie has 13 points in 43 games this season.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Offers helper Wednesday

    Leonard notched an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Leonard had the secondary assist on a Rudolfs Balcers goal in the first period. The 22-year-old Leonard snapped his six-game point drought. He's up to 13 points, 57 shots on net and a minus-7 rating through 41 contests as a rookie.

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  • Sharks' John Leonard: Back to active roster

    Leonard was added to the active roster for Monday's game against Anaheim, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Leonard will make his 15th straight appearance with the Sharks. The 22-year-old has 12 points and a minus-5 rating in 34 games this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Westwood, NJ
Age: 24
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left