Sharks, Jamal Mayers close to deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks say they are close to finalizing a deal with free-agent forward Jamal Mayers.

Mayers split time last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames. He had three goals, 11 assists and 131 penalty minutes in 71 games.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said Tuesday he believes Mayers will mesh well with San Jose's forwards.

Mayers has played 737 career games with the St. Louis Blues, Maple Leafs and Flames. He has 81 goals, 107 assists and 969 penalty minutes.