Here’s what we know as the Sharks get ready to face off against the Calgary Flames at 6:30 p.m. PT in the ScotiaBank Saddledome: Not a whole lot. We know Dylan DeMelo will not play tonight after playing only four minutes against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night, but we don’t know who will fill in for him nor do we know if Marc-Edouard Vlasic will be good to go nor do we know who’s starting in net for San Jose.
I do have some educated guesses, though. Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer will likely start Aaron Dell in net given a couple exhausting performances by goaltender Martin Jones and Mirco Mueller is more likely to fill in for DeMelo than debut Tim Heed against the Flames. DeBoer confirmed we won’t see DeMelo last night but didn’t give any more information on his injury nor on its severity.
Where to watch / listen in San Jose
CSN-California / KFOX 98.5
There wasn’t a morning skate, unsurprisingly, but here’s how the Sharks are projected to lineup courtesy of Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz.
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
Mirco Mueller – Brenden Dillon
Projected Flames Lines
Johnny Gaudreau – Sean Monahan – Alex Chiasson
Matt Tkachuk – Mikael Backlund – Michael Frolik
Kris Versteeg – Sam Bennett – Michael Ferland
Lance Bouma – Matt Stajan – Garnet Hathaway
Mark Giordano – Dougie Hamilton
T.J. Brodie – Dennis Wideman
Jyrki Jokipakka – Deryk Engelland