The Sharks have offered forward Patrick Marleau a two-year contract to remain in San Jose, one day before he is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Marleau "is sitting on a 2 [year] offer from the Sharks. He's going through the process with his family, considering multiple options."
The Sharks have increased the term of their offer from one year to two this week, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
Should Marleau return, it makes the return of Joe Thornton more likely, as well. Thornton, also a pending unrestricted free agent, has been receiving interest from across the league but would prefer to stay in San Jose with his longtime teammate.
Free agents are free to sign with other clubs beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.