San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Jose Sharks acquired goaltender Evgeni Nabokov from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in exchange for future considerations.
Nabokov had been waived by Tampa Bay at the start of February and will announce his future plans on Wednesday. He spent his first 10 seasons with the Sharks and owns most of the franchise's goaltending records, including wins (293), shutouts (50) and games played (563).
The 39-year-old veteran was just 3-6-2 with a 3.15 goals-against average in 11 games for the Lightning and last played on Jan. 12.
Nabokov joined Tampa Bay as a free agent last July after playing three seasons with the New York Islanders.
The 14-year veteran has played in 697 career games, compiling a record of 353-227-29-71 with 59 shutouts, a 2.44 GAA and a .911 save percentage. He also owns a 42-42 record with seven shutouts over 86 playoff games.
Nabokov, an All-Star in 2001 and 2008, won the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie during the 2000-01 season and was a Vezina Trophy finalist as the top goaltender in 2007-08.