Claude Lemieux Signs 2-Way Contract With San Jose

Claude Lemieux's comeback attempt is almost complete, as the 43-year old forward officially signed a two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks on Monday. After a brief stint in the Asia Hockey League with the China Sharks, Lemieux signed a minor league tryout deal with San Jose in late November, allowing him to play for the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League, where he's scored two goals in 14 games.

His new deal will allow San Jose to call him up to the NHL, assuming he clears waivers by 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, and I'm guessing he will. It remains to be seen if and when a callup will occur, as San Jose general manager Doug Wilson called the contract "the next step in the evaluation process."

Still, things are going quite well in San Jose, and I'm not sure how much of a need the Sharks currently have for a 43-year old agitator. Though, I'm guessing he would become the first player to ever play for three different teams named "Sharks" in the same season.

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