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Tuesday Sharks Links: Pavelski not upset by All-Star Game snub

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  • Despite being 6th in the NHL with 21 goals this season, Joe Pavelski won't be representing the Sharks at the All-Star Game in Columbus but he doesn't sound too upset about it. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Brent Burns, meanwhile, is pretty excited to be heading to Ohio and considers being named to the roster "a huge honor." [Mercury News]
  • In his return to the blueline after spending the past season and a half at forward, Burns has been erratic to say the least. His ability to stabilize his game could be key to the Sharks' playoff hopes. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Joe Thornton felt comfortable in his first game back Saturday after a four-game stint on injured reserve. [CSN Bay Area]
  • John Scott has a t-shirt that features John Scott celebrating a goal. [Puck Daddy]
  • Raffi Torres, who has missed the entire season to date with a knee injury, continues to be a significant loss for the Sharks. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Across the board, the Sharks are rated as average in this week's power rankings which seems about right. [SB Nation] [The Score] [ESPN] [TSN]