The Sharks have made a roster move in advance of their game tonight against Colorado, announcing (Twitter link) that they’ve recalled center Jacob Peterson from AHL San Jose. To make room for him on the roster, they’ve placed forward Mikael Granlund on IR, a move that was expected to happen yesterday; the placement was made retroactive to Friday.
Back in 2021-22, Peterson worked his way into a fairly regular role in Dallas, suiting up in 65 games that season where he provided some quality depth scoring, notching a dozen goals. However, that wasn’t enough to secure a spot with the Stars as he played just once with Dallas last season. The 24-year-old was then flipped to San Jose for minor leaguer Scott Reedy at the trade deadline.
Peterson eventually became a late-season recall by San Jose and fared quite well for himself, notching eight points in 11 games down the stretch while logging nearly 18 minutes a night of ice time. At that point, it looked like he had played his way into the plans for this season but wound up being a late cut, clearing waivers last weekend.
Granlund will miss at least the next three games with his lower-body injury so Peterson will have a bit of time to try to force his way into a longer stint with the Sharks if he can pick up where he left off last season.