Gameday Thread: Sharks vs. Coyotes

Thearon W. Henderson

Just 24 hours after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks, the Sharks are back at it with a preseason game against the Coyotes.

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Following a 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim, the Sharks are back at it tonight at the Tank hosting Phoenix in their third game of the exhibition season. Overshadowing the outcome of last night's game was a collision between Raffi Torres and Anaheim's Emerson Etem which resulted in both forwards sustaining injuries. The extent of Torres' remains unclear but the ex-Coyotes forward won't be suiting up against his former team tonight. Here's your pre-game reading followed by projected rosters and line combinations for both teams:

No word on extent of injury to Raffi Torres after he collides with Ducks’ Emerson Etem | Working the Corners

Sateri to start, no update on Torres | CSN Bay Area

Sharks' Nieto impressing in first NHL camp | CSN Bay Area

Saturday's Coyotes Tracks: Shark Bait | Five For Howling

Battle heats up for final roster spots on Coyotes' blueline | Arizona Republic

San Jose Sharks

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Phoenix Coyotes
1-0-1
2-1-0
Preseason Game 3
Preseason Game 4

7:30PM PST | SAP Center | San Jose, California
TV:
N/A | Radio: N/A
Know Your Enemy: Five For Howling

Projected Sharks Lineup

Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Tyler Kennedy
James Sheppard - Joe Pavelski - Tommy Wingels
John McCarthy - Andrew Desjardins - Anthony Stewart
Matthew Nieto - Freddie Hamilton - Bracken Kearns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Scott Hannan - Jason Demers
Nick Petrecki - Matt Tennyson

Harri Sateri
Alex Stalock

Projected Coyotes Lineup

Max Domi - Mike Ribeiro - David Moss
Lauri Korpikoski - Tim Kennedy - Chris Brown
Lucas Lessio - Andy Miele - Brandon Yip
Paul Bissonnette - Brandon McMillan - Jordan Szwarz

Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Connor Murphy
Brandon Gormley - Michael Stone
Chris Summers - David Rundblad

Mike Smith
Mark Visentin

Eriah Hayes, Curt Gogol and Sena Acolatse are also listed as part of the Sharks' roster and any one of them could draw into the lineup in place of the bottom-six forwards listed above or, in the case of Acolatse, Matt Tennyson. The goaltending matchup is slated to be Sateri vs. Smith for all sixty minutes. As far as I can tell, there isn't a television or radio broadcast of this game so you're stuck with Twitter or the NHL.com ice tracker if you won't be in attendance tonight.

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