From The Ice

Sharks assign Tennyson to AHL for conditioning

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The San Jose Sharks hope to have Matt Tennyson available soon as they sent the defenseman to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League on Wednesday for a conditioning assignment.

Tennyson has not played since February 22 due to a concussion. He recorded one goal and three assists in 29 games with the Sharks this season without being called for a penalty while also appearing in three contests with the Barracuda.

Undrafted after spending three seasons at Western Michigan University, Tennyson signed with the Sharks on March 29, 2012. The 25-year-old made his NHL debut in 2012-13, notching two assists in four contests.

Tennyson spent the entire 2013-14 campaign with Worcester of the AHL before registering two goals and six assists in 27 games with the Sharks the following season. He has collected three tallies and 14 points in 60 career contests in the NHL.

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Tennyson is the first player from the San Jose Junior Sharks youth hockey program to play in the NHL.

The Sharks begin their first-round playoff series against the Kings in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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