In recent days, a handful of teams have started recalling players from their loans overseas in anticipation of NHL training camps getting underway. The Sharks are the latest of these as HockeySverige’s Ronnie Ronnkvist notes that winger Marcus Sorensen has been recalled to San Jose, ending his time with HC Vita Hasten of the Allsvenskan in Sweden.
The 28-year-old hasn’t been the most prolific of point producers over his four seasons in North America but he made the most of his limited time back overseas as he leads the league in scoring with 11 goals and 13 assists in just 14 games. Of course, it’s worth noting that the Allsvenskan is the second-tier league in Sweden so it’s not entirely surprising to see Sorensen do well. He told Ronnkvist that his preference would have been to be loaned to Djurgarden of the SHL but that league wasn’t taking NHL players on short-term loans.
Sorensen is entering the final year of his contract which carries a $1.5MM cap hit. He’ll need to improve upon his 18-point effort from last season to have a chance to improve on that in unrestricted free agency a year from now and his strong showing overseas certainly should give him a boost heading into training camp; San Jose is one of the teams that will be granted extra camp time after not playing in the summer.