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Eight Black Aces called up to San Jose

Eight “Black Aces” called up to San Jose
The San Sharks have brought up several members of the Worcester Sharks to keep them game ready in case something drastic happens. The group is staying in San Jose, but practicing separately from the big club.
The Black Aces group includes Benn Ferriero, Alex Stalock, Derek Joslin, Mike Moore, Ryan Vesce, Frazer McLaren, John McCarthy and Andrew Desjardins. They join Logan Couture, Jason Demers, Jamie McGinn, Dwight Helminen, Torrey Mitchell, and the rest of the San Jose Sharks as they prepare to play the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals.
Black Aces is the term used throughout pro hockey for the extra players who stick around at playoff time in case of injury. It reportedly dates to Eddie Shore's days as owner of the Springfield Indians.
It is not all that uncommon that “Black Aces” see Stanley Cup playoffs game action. Just this playoff season, Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks and Trent Whitfield of the Boston Bruins have seen game action.
The San Jose Sharks will play the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals. will provide coverage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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