Malhotra played with the Blue Jackets last season, registering 11 goals and 24 assists in 77 games. Malhotra is better known as a two-way centre, who is good at both ends of the ice.
The Sharks continue to swim in unfriendly waters, when it comes to their salary cap situation. Without taking into account their current training camp roster and adding in Malhotra's new deal, the Sharks now sit at $54.3 million for only 17 players. That leaves very little room for the remaining six players they still have to fit on their roster. With only a week to go before the deadline of having their team's cap finances in order, there has to be a little bit of sweating going on in the tank.
|Joe Thornton||Dan Boyle||Evgeni Nabokov|
|Dany Heatley||Rob Blake||Thomas Greiss|
|Patrick Marleau||Marc-Eduoard Vlasic|
|Devin Setoguchi||Doug Murray|
|Joe Pavelski||Kent Huskins|
Overall, this should be a deal that works in the team's favour. Adding a two-way forward to an overly offensive team should be a reasonable addition. Malhotra does now have a little more opportunity to score a little bit more, since he's going to be playing on the third line of a pretty heavy scoring team. He may not get some of the top end linemates, but there is still some scoring punch in a guy like Torrey Mitchell, who may figure into some third line duties this year.