Sharks vs. Blues: I was saying Boo-urns

Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Brent Burns is back, but probably not in the way you'd expect him to be.

The good news: Brent Burns is back in the lineup tonight as the Sharks travel to St. Louis to take on a Blues team that defeated them in overtime three nights ago. The bizarre news: he'll be playing as a forward. Burns was a winger for the entirety of his hockey career prior to being drafted by the Minnesota Wild and converted to defense but it's still a peculiar move by a team that could desperately use Burns' mobility and puck-advancing skills on their back end. On the other hand, it's possible this is a temporary move to ease Burns' transition back into the lineup. At any rate, this might be the Sharks' biggest game of the season so far; they need points about as badly as they need to deny the Blues the same. Go Sharks.

San Jose Sharks

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St. Louis Blues
11-7-6, 28 points
13-10-2, 28 points
7th in Western Conference 8th in Western Conference

5PM PST | Scottrade Center | St. Louis, Missouri
TV: CSNCA-HD, NBCSN | Radio: 98.5 KFOX, SJSharks.com
Know Your Enemy: St. Louis Game Time

Projected Sharks Lineup

Logan Couture - Joe Thornton - Tommy Wingels
Ryane Clowe - Patrick Marleau - Joe Pavelski
James Sheppard - Scott Gomez - Brent Burns
Andrew Desjardins - Michal Handzus - Adam Burish

Matt Irwin - Dan Boyle
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Douglas Murray - Brad Stuart

Antti Niemi
Thomas Greiss

Projected Blues Lineup

Alexander Steen - David Backes - Chris Stewart
David Perron - Patrik Berglund - T.J. Oshie
Jaden Schwartz - Vladimir Sobotka - Matt D'Agostini
Chris Porter - Scott Nichol - Ryan Reaves

Wade Redden - Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Kris Russell - Roman Polak

Jake Allen
Jaroslav Halak

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