Sharks demote Goodrow; coach DeBoer wants more out of bottom six

Following up on an earlier post on the struggling Sharks, the club shook things up a bit today by reassigning forward Barclay Goodrow to the AHL.

Goodrow (0G, 3A) failed to provide much in the way of offense in 12 games, a problem that too many of the Sharks’ bottom-six forwards have had this year.

“We’re really pushing to get more productive minutes out of our third and fourth lines,” coach Pete DeBoer said today, per CSN Bay Area. “When we don’t, it bleeds into everything. We overplay our big guys, they’re going to wear down and get tired. We can’t play the system we want to play.

“For me, we’re at the point now, you’re [12] games in, you’re either getting the job done or we’re moving on to the next guy.”

Goodrow has skated mostly with Mike Brown (1G, 0A) and Chris Tierney (1G, 2A) this season, though he’s also had time with Ben Smith (0G, 0A) and Tommy Wingels (1G, 3A).

The Sharks are expected to recall a forward prior to their game Thursday against Florida.

The problem there is that nobody on the Barracuda is lighting it up either.

Hurry back, Logan Couture.

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