Marcus Sorensen confirms leaving Sharks, returning to Sweden

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Sorensen confirms leaving the Sharks, returning to Sweden originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Marcus Sorensen's time with the Sharks has come to an end. 

Sorensen confirmed early Saturday morning that he will not return to the Sharks next season. Instead, he'll be playing in Sweden after signing with Djugardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League. 

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Sorensen, 29, originally was drafted in the 10th round of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators. However, he decided to spend the first few years as a professional in the Djugardens organization. After his rights expired with the Senators, he signed an entry-level contract with the Sharks in 2016. 

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Over five seasons in San Jose, Sorensen registered 64 points -- 31 goals and 33 assists -- in 226 games played. 

Last season, Sorensen appeared in 29 games for the Sharks, his lowest total since his rookie season. He scored one goal and had five assists.