Sharks Set Nabokov Free

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    DETROIT - MAY 4: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks makes a glove save against the Detroit Red Wings in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 4, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

    The San Jose Sharks are cutting ties with goalie Evgeni Nabokov.

    General manager Doug Wilson said Tuesday the team has told Nabokov he will not be offered a contract when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next month.

    Nabokov has been one of the top goalies in the NHL the past few years, winning a league-best 131 games over the past three seasons. He has a 293-215-29 record in 10 seasons with the Sharks, with a 2.39 goals-against average. He helped the Sharks reach the Western Conference finals this year where they were swept by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

    Wilson says he would like to sign the team's other unrestricted free agents, including leading goal-scorer Patrick Marleau.