Sportsnet reports the San Jose Sharks have acquired defenseman Scott Hannan from the Nashville Predators pending league approval for a conditional 6th or 7th round pick in the 2013 entry draft.

Scott Hannan returning to San Jose.

Scott Hannan returning to San Jose.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Hannan began his NHL career with the Sharks and spent eight seasons with them, all of them his best years. Since then he’s bounce around the league, from Colorado to Washington to Calgary to Nashville. At 34, he’s coming to the end of his NHL career, as age and his style of play have extracted its toll. As a short-term rental player, the Sharks are hoping he’ll be a good addition as they battle to clinch a playoff spot. He’s an unrestricted free agent after this season.