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Report: Sharks to Place Joe Thornton on Injured Reserve

Sharks forward Joe Thornton reportedly left the team's five-game road trip Saturday and has been placed on injured reserve.

The news was first reported by Paul Gackle of the San Jose Mercury News.

Thornton experienced swelling in his surgically-repaired knee following the Sharks' 3-2 overtime win over the Kings in Los Angeles on Friday night, according to the report. A timetable has not yet been set for his return, though he could reportedly rejoin the team at the tail-end of their road trip.

The team has not yet made a formal announcement about Thornton's placement on injured reserve. Through two games in the regular season, Thornton has registered one assist.

In light of the injury, Dylan Gambrell has reportedly been called up from the San Jose Barracuda. Gambrell tallied two goals and an assist in the AHL team's season-opening game in San Jose on Friday night.

It isn't clear yet how Gambrell will fit into the Sharks lineup for their Monday matinee against the New York Islanders.

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