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San Jose Sharks acquire ex-Ottawa Senator Christian Jaros in three-team trade

The Sharks may be fresh off of a lopsided loss to the Avalanche, but that didn’t stop them from swinging a three-team trade and acquiring defenseman Christian Jaros, who last played for Ottawa.

Here are the details of the swap, per Frank Seravalli of TSN Sports.

First, San Jose sent Trevor Carrick to the Ducks in exchange for Jack Kopacka. Then, the Sharks traded Kopacka and a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft to the Senators for Jaros.

According to the Sharks, general manager Doug Wilson likes the youth and physicality of Jaros, who is 24 years old.

“Christian is a big right-shot defenseman who plays a physical game,” said Wilson. “He is a young player with 76 games of NHL experience so far and has the ability to grow his game.”

While this isn’t a blockbuster deal by any stretch, it’s good to see the Sharks do something, anything, after losing 7-3 to Colorado on Tuesday. Perhaps they’ll also start Devan Dubnyk in place of Martin Jones in goal.

The entire Sharks squad will have their chance to make a marked improvement and even their record at 4-4 when they face that same Avalanche team on Thursday night in Colorado.

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