Wilson, however, stressed there is plenty he wants to evaluate regarding a team that will likely miss the playoffs for only the second time in 16 seasons, and was last in the Western Conference when play stopped on March 12.
It’s unclear when play will resume, and whether the NHL will complete the final month of the regular season or go directly into the playoffs.
The Sharks (29-36-5) went 14-20-3 under Boughner. The record was mostly a reflection of a rash of injuries sidelining San Jose’s top stars.
Wilson was more definitive in providing injury updates, saying forward Tomas Hertl and defenseman Erik Karlsson are on track to return next season.
Wilson said Hertl is ahead of schedule and can fully extend his left knee some two months after having surgery to repair two torn ligaments. He said Karlsson is nearly fully recovered after breaking his left thumb in February.
Wilson added forward Logan Couture is feeling no after affects after missing San Jose’s final game with a concussion caused when he was struck in the head by a puck.