The Sharks will complete their exhibition slate tonight with a final tilt at the Honda Center against the rival Anaheim Ducks at 6 P.M. One day after recalling nine players from the Barracuda, San Jose will be without regulars Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Brent Burns, Patrick Marleau, Tommy Wingels, Logan Couture, Joel Ward, and Paul Martin, according to the Orange County Register's Eric Stephens.
Anaheim, meanwhile, will play more of their regulars, as only Simon Despres and Korbinian Holzer will miss while dealing with injuries. With San Jose looking more like the Barracuda tonight, this game could get lopsided very quickly.
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Projected Sharks Lineup
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- Tonight's the final chance for the bubble players to impress. Kevin Kurz thinks Mueller, Goodrow, and Goldobin will begin the year with Barracuda, while Donskoi, Tennyson, DeMelo, and Tierney will begin in the NHL. The former three will have another shot to make their case to begin the season with the big club.
- Alex Stalock will make his second start of the preseason, and should have his work cut out for him missing most of the regulars. Whatever faint hope Stalock had of grabbing the starting job appears lost after Martin Jones' strong preseason.