Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 12:00am

JAROS FOR MERKLEY

The New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Christian Jaros from the San Jose Sharks for forward Nicholas Merkley.

What does it give the New Jersey Devils
In Jaros, New Jersey adds a right-shooting defender with some NHL experience. He will add depth to the Devils and might play more at the NHL level than if he had stayed with San Jose.

What does it give the San Jose Sharks
Merkley is a depth forward who has had trouble cracking the NHL lineup. He can play all three forward positions and fill a variety of roles. He could get an opportunity to make the NHL lineup in San Jose.

Fantasy impact
There is no fantasy impact here, as Jaros is mostly a defensive defender and Merkley is not likely to play enough minutes to be a fantasy factor.

Player focus

San Jose Sharks

Nick Merkley RW/C

New Jersey Devils

Christian Jaros D