Sharks to let John Scott, Scott Hannan leave as free agents

Jun 19, 2015 4:54 PM by Ross Field

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks will let forward John Scott and defenseman Scott Hannan leave as unrestricted free agents next month but have not made a final decision about the fate of Antti Niemi.

General manager Doug Wilson said Friday he has told Scott and Hannan that the Sharks will not look to sign them when the free agency period opens July 1.

Wilson said the team has not made a final decision on whether to bring back its other two potential unrestricted free agents in Niemi and defenseman Matt Irwin.

Niemi has been the starter in goal the past five seasons in San Jose but is coming off his worst season as a Shark in terms of goals against as San Jose's 10-year playoff run ended this past season.

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