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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
37-15-6 80
32-18-6 70
33-18-1 67
28-16-10 66
23-21-11 57
26-25-5 57
20-33-2 42
15-35-5 35

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
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Points
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 9 12 -13 19:23 34

Top Jan Rutta News

  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Fills empty cage

    Rutta scored an empty-net goal in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Kraken.

    Rutta's point streak is at five games (three goals, three assists) after he added the insurance tally Tuesday. The 33-year-old has rarely had such productive stretches in his career, but it coincides with him seeing more consistent top-four usage with Mario Ferraro (lower body) out. Rutta is up to three goals, 12 points, 41 shots on net, 70 blocked shots, 36 hits and a minus-10 rating through 44 appearances this season.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Two assists in overtime win

    Rutta provided two assists, three blocked shots and two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.

    Rutta is warm right now, earning four points over the last three games, all wins for the Sharks. He played a key role Tuesday, setting up Ryan Carpenter for the game-tying goal in the third period and Tomas Hertl for the game-winner in overtime. Rutta has 10 points, 38 shots on net, 68 blocked shots, 36 hits, 18 PIM and a minus-11 rating through 42 appearances. The 33-year-old may see a larger role while Mario Ferraro (undisclosed) is out.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Chips in with helper

    Rutta provided an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Canucks.

    Rutta has five helpers over nine appearances in December. The 33-year-old has been a steady presence in a top-four role when healthy this season, but he doesn't add much offense. Rutta's at six assists, 29 shots on net, 45 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating through 28 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Good to play Thursday

    Rutta (illness) is available for Thursday's game against Arizona, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Rutta has five assists, 17 hits and 43 blocks in 26 contests with the Sharks this season. His return might result in Henry Thrun being a healthy scratch versus the Coyotes.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Unavailable for Tuesday's game

    Rutta (illness) won't suit up Tuesday versus the Kings, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.

    Rutta was considered a game-time decision, but he did not participate in warmups. The 33-year-old previously missed five contests this season with an undisclosed injury. Rutta's next chance to play is Thursday versus the Coyotes.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Game-time call

    Rutta (illness) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Kings, according to Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Rutta has produced five assists, 29 shots on goal, 43 blocked shots and 17 hits in 26 games this season. If he can't play, Marc-Edouard Vlasic will replace him on the blue line.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Notches assist in win

    Rutta posted an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Jets.

    Rutta has racked up four assists over five games since he returned from an undisclosed injury that cost him five contests. The 33-year-old defenseman had managed just one assist over the first 19 games of the season. He's stabilized his place in the Sharks' bottom four as a veteran presence for the team's many young blueliners. Rutta is at five assists, 24 shots on net, 39 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating over 24 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Activated from IR

    Rutta (undisclosed) was activated from the IR prior to Sunday's game against the Rangers.

    Rutta had missed San Jose's last five games after suffering an injury Nov. 22 in Seattle. The 33-year-old blueliner has one point (an assist) with a minus-11 rating over 19 games while averaging 18:37 of ice time in his first season with the Sharks.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Nearing return to action

    Rutta (undisclosed) won't play against the Devils on Friday but is expected to play at some point during the team's current six-game road trip, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.

    Rutta will be out of action for his fifth consecutive game due to his undisclosed injury. With just one point in 19 games this season, the 33-year-old blueliner shouldn't be expected to offer much in the way of offensive upside this season, making him a non-factor in fantasy contests.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Put on IR

    Rutta (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Rutta has an assist, 10 hits and 36 blocks in 19 games this season. The move is presumably retroactive to Wednesday, which is when he last played, so Rutta should be eligible to be activated in time for next Thursday's contest versus Boston. In the meantime, Marc-Edouard Vlasic might draw back into the lineup.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Won't finish game

    Rutta (undisclosed) won't return to Wednesday's game versus the Kraken, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Rutta was initially injured in the first period, briefly returned to action and then left for good in the second. The 33-year-old has just one assist over 19 contests for the Sharks this season. If Rutta misses time, Marc-Edouard Vlasic may have a chance to get back in the lineup.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Posts first helper with new team

    Rutta logged an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers.

    Rutta got on the scoresheet for the first time this season when he helped out on a Mike Hoffman tally in the first period. The 33-year-old Rutta has added 14 shots on net, 29 blocked shots, 10 hits, eight PIM and a minus-11 rating. He's been a regular in the Sharks' lineup, though he's been limited to a bottom-four role.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Blanked in Friday's road loss

    Rutta ended up going scoreless in Friday's 3-0 road loss against the Hurricanes.

    Rutta had a busy night, posting three shots on goal with a blocked shot and two hits while ending up with a minus-2 rating in 19:40 of ice time. He also logged a team-high 4:24 of penalty kill time. While he won't help fantasy managers in the scoring department very much, he can be useful for blocked shots and hits in deeper pools.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Good to go

    Rutta (abdomen) skated in Group C at the Sharks' first on-ice practice Thursday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Rutta underwent core muscle surgery in April, but his availability for training camp wasn't in doubt. The 33-year-old blueliner had nine points in 56 outings with the Penguins last year, but he could receive power-play time with the Sharks, who have a lack of established scoring options on defense.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Expected to be healthy for camp

    Rutta (abdomen) "should be" ready for training camp, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Rutta underwent core muscle surgery in April, but it shouldn't affect his availability for his first camp as a Shark. San Jose general manager Mike Grier also noted that the 33-year-old blueliner could see some power-play time. Rutta hasn't scored a power-play point since his rookie campaign in 2017-18.

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  • Sharks' Jan Rutta: Sent to San Jose

    Rutta (abdomen) was traded to San Jose on Sunday as part of a three-team deal with Pittsburgh and Montreal.

    The Sharks also obtained Mikael Granlund and a 2024 first-round pick, which is top-10 protected, from the Penguins as well as Mike Hoffman from the Canadiens. Erik Karlsson, who was the big piece in the trade, was dealt to Pittsburgh. Rutta could be ready for training camp after undergoing core muscle surgery in April. He was initially given an 8-10 week timetable for his recovery. The 33-year-old blueliner accounted for three goals, six assists, 70 blocked shots and 71 hits over 56 games last season. Rutta could occupy a spot on San Jose's second pairing going into the 2023-24 campaign.

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  • Penguins' Jan Rutta: Undergoes successful surgery

    Rutta underwent successful core muscle surgery this week, according to Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    Rutta will need 8-10 weeks to recover and is expected to be at full strength in time for the start of training camp in September. Rutta missed 26 of the Penguins' last 40 games as he was battling the injury. He ended the season with three goals and nine points in 56 games.

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  • Penguins' Jan Rutta: In Thursday's lineup

    Rutta (lower body) will play Thursday versus the Wild.

    Rutta will return from a 10-game absence. He's set to play alongside Mark Friedman on the Penguins' third pairing, with Chad Ruhwedel exiting the lineup to accommodate Rutta's return.

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  • Penguins' Jan Rutta: Game-time decision Thursday

    Rutta (lower body) will be a game-time decision versus Minnesota on Thursday, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.

    Rutta has missed 10 straight games and the Penguins have suffered, going 4-6-0. He has three goals and nine points in 53 games with 68 hits and blocked shots this season.

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  • Penguins' Jan Rutta: Continues skating with team

    Rutta (lower body) was on the ice with the Penguins on Tuesday but is not expected to play versus the Devils, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.

    Rutta has been skating with the team for a few days now but has yet to be cleared to get back into the lineup. Tuesday will mark the 32-year-old defenseman's 10th consecutive absence due to his lower-body problem. Once cleared to play, Rutta figures to knock either Mark Friedman or Chad Ruhwedel from the lineup.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 204 lbs
Birthplace: Pisek, Czechoslovakia
Age: 33
Experience: 6
Shoots: Right