The San Jose Sharks have announced that associate coach Rocky Thompson is no longer a member of the Sharks' coaching staff. 

"Due to a medical exemption that prevents me from taking the COVID-19 vaccine, under the new League protocols, I am not permitted to fulfill my duties on the Sharks coaching staff at this time," said Thompson. "I will have no further comment on this matter."

The Sharks will announce a replacement for Thompson in the near future.