The San Jose Sharks, out of the running for Rick Nash, have added a couple of young forwards in 23-year-old T.J. Galiardi and 26-year-old Daniel Winnik from the Colorado Avalanche for Jamie McGinn and prospects Mike Connolly and Michael Sgarbossa. The Avs also sent a 7th-round pick in 2013 previously acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.
Both Galiardi and Winnik are 6-foot-2 and will add size and in the case of Winnik, especially more toughness to a Sharks lineup that has endured a rough patch, winning just once in the last seven games. They have slid down the standings, and as of Monday they were just three points out of 9th place.
Galiardi has more offensive upside as he has eight goals in 55 games.
McGinn, 23, will bring offensive zip to an Avalanche team that has been active during the trade period, dealing defenseman Kyle Quincey to Tampa (who then flipped him to Detroit) and bringing in forward Steve Downie, who has had an immediate impact with the Avs, who are still very much alive in the playoff hunt in the Western Conference.
McGinn has 12 goals, three on the power play and 12 assists. He can become a restricted free agent this summer.
Winnik can become an unrestricted free agent this summer while Galiardi will become a restricted free agent.