Timo Meier trade rumors swirl after Sharks forward misses practice Sunday

Meier trade speculation swirls after Sharks star misses practice originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Don’t pack Sharks forward Timo Meier’s bags yet.

The NHL trade deadline darling caused a kerfuffle Sunday afternoon when he missed practice. A Sharks spokesman was quick to say that Meier was on the premises.

“Timo retired,” David Quinn joked when he approached us for his post-practice media availability, before giving us an actual status update on his pending restricted free agent.

“It was an upper-body [injury],” Quinn reported. “We’ll see for [the game] tomorrow. Literally last second right before practice.”

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In Meier’s place, the Sharks used defensemen Radim Simek and Nick Cicek on a line with Tomas Hertl and Nick Bonino, speaking to the last-minute nature of whatever the star winger is dealing with.

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