Marc-Edouard Vlasic seems ready to make his triumphant return to the San Jose Sharks’ lineup tonight while Tim Heed might make a surprise debut as the Sharks play in Rogers Place for the first time. Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz has the details in his gameday post ahead of an interesting Pacific tilt. Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. PT.
Where to watch / listen in San Jose
CSN-California / Stream for free on NHL.com today only / KFOX 98.5
I was on Edmonton radio this morning with Lowetide to talk Sharks hockey, including San Jose’s three All-Star selections. A win for the Sharks combined with an Anaheim loss will put San Jose alone in first place in the Pacific division. It looks like Micheal Haley draws back into the lineup while Tommy Wingels gets the axe as Mirco Mueller loses his spot on defense with Vlasic’s return.
What do you think about head coach Pete DeBoer’s tweaks to the lineup?
Projected Sharks Lines
Timo Meier – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Kevin Labanc – Logan Couture – Joonas Donskoi
Patrick Marleau – Chris Tierney – Joel Ward
Melker Karlsson – Micheal Haley – Mikkel Boedker
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – Dylan DeMelo
Projected Oilers Lines
Patrick Maroon – Connor McDavid – Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Zack Kassian
Benoit Pouliot – Drake Caggiula – Jordan Eberle
Anton Lander – Mark Letestu – Matt Hendricks
Oscar Klefbom – Eric Gryba
Andrej Sekera – Matt Benning
Kris Russell – Adam Larsson