Sharks won't offer contract to Nabokov

Updated: June 22, 2010, 7:23 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks will not offer goaltender Evgeni Nabokov a contract when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next week, cutting ties with one of the franchise's cornerstone players.

General manager Doug Wilson announced the decision Tuesday in a pre-draft news conference, shortly after delivering the news personally to Nabokov.

"He's been outstanding for this organization, a big part of our successes," Wilson said. "I have great respect for him as a player, ...

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