McCarthy has played in 35 games for the Sharks this season, recording one assist and four minutes in penalties while averaging 10:55 of ice time per game.
McCarthy, 27, has seen action in parts of four seasons for San Jose dating back to 2009-10 and has two career goals and five points in 86 NHL games. He was originally drafted in the 7th round by the Sharks in 2006 after his freshman season at Boston University. He signed with the Sharks in 2009 and has played parts of the last five seasons at Worcester, including scoring a goal in two games this season.
McCarthy’s longest NHL stint was in 2010-11, when he had two goals and four points in 37 games.