With Grosenick injured, Sharks sign Lowe as an emergency backup

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With goaltender Troy Grosenick injured during practice Tuesday, the San Jose Sharks have signed Ryan Lowe to a professional tryout agreement.

Lowe will backup Antti Niemi when San Jose plays host to the Calgary Flames Wednesday night.

The 31-year-old is an alumnus of San Jose State University’s hockey program. He last played professionally in Australia with the Sydney Bears of the AIHL.

Lowe also appeared professionally with the Canberra Knights (AIHL) and Utah Grizzlies (ECHL).

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