Add the San Jose Sharks to the list of teams interested in Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported the Sharks have spoken to the Senators about their star defenceman.

LeBrun added while he isn't sure there is a fit there, he isn't surprised by the Sharks going "big game" hunting again.

There are reports the Senators will look to offload forward Bobby Ryan, and his seven-year, $50.75 million contract that still carries four years on it after this season, in any potential Karlsson deal, and LeBrun added the Sharks have tons of cap room to take on both players.

Karlsson has five goals and 37 assists in 55 games for the Senators. Ryan has seven goals and 14 assists in 40 games.