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Agent: Havlat ‘happy in San Jose’

Nov 19, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

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Shortly after rumors surfaced of the Sens and Rangers having interest in Sharks forward Martin Havlat, both Havlat’s agent and GM addressed the situation.

“Martin has a full no move clause and no one has every suggested to him anything about a trade,” Havlat’s agent, Allan Walsh, said via Twitter. “He is happy in San Jose and solely focused on playing hockey.”

Sharks GM Doug Wilson didn’t address the trade rumors specifically, but did appear to have a message for Havlat.

“As a player, once you’re back healthy, you have to earn your opportunity and ice time,” Wilson said.

This remark essentially echos what Sharks head coach Todd McLellan. Havlat, who returned from offseason groin injury on Oct. 30, appeared in seven games before McLellan made him a healthy scratch against Edmonton on Friday.

“For Marty, he’s now played seven games. He’s through his so-called exhibition season,” McLellan said. “We’ve talked a lot about being patient with him, and letting him play his way into shape, and his timing, and all that stuff.

“We’ve done that. Now, it’s about results.”

Havlat got back in for Sunday’s 5-1 loss to Chicago, but only played 14:15 and failed to record a single shot on goal.

The 32-year-old Czech has two years remaining on his six-year, $30 million deal.

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  1. purpleguy - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    So Havlat is happy continuing to play with limited defensive effort in San Jose just like he did in Minnesota?

  2. btlpper68 - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    No!

  3. ethanmacleod1685 - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Well, the fans arnt happy with your effor Havlat, time to move on

  4. ntvd7 - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Havlat just injured himself reading this…

  5. sjsblitz - Nov 19, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Well we need to make room for Torres. He needs to go…him or Brown……but Brown is actually trying to play so……idk……….

  6. jhaegs - Nov 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    San Quentin needs to make room for Torres…

  7. skr213 - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    I’d be happy too if I got paid millions and didn’t have to do a damn thing.

  8. jason9696 - Nov 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    I thought Martin Havlat was a really good player when he was with the Senators. But I haven’t heard much from him since he left. And I know he’s been with a few teams.

  9. 5colorcowboy - Nov 21, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    ……BOOoooooooo!!!!!

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