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Mikkel Boedker is in, Vlasic and Schlemko are still out

Philadelphia Flyers v San Jose Sharks Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images

If you love Danish forwards who are struggling to score, I have good news. If you love amazing defenders with beautiful dogs, I have bad news. Mikkel Boedker is back in the lineup tonight after head coach Pete DeBoer scratched the forward on Thursday night against the Wild while both Marc-Edouard Vlasic and David Schlemko remain on the shelf due to injury.

Tim Heed was recalled before the game but will not play, which means we will see Dylan DeMelo and Mirco Mueller reunited on the bottom pairing. That’s not news anyone wanted to hear today, but Vlasic appears to be nearing a recovery and I expect him to play in the Alberta back-to-back beginning on Tuesday.

I did a Facebook Live video right before game time. Check it:

We’ve got a poll for you to vote on, by the way. Frustrated with the Sharks’ power play? You’re not alone. Go vote for how you want the power-play to shape up over here.

Today’s Sharks lines are brought to you by Marcus White of Fear the Fin fame; Red Wings lines are courtesy of Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz. You can follow along with us in the comments tonight or over on Twitter @FearTheFin. Totally your call, but I recommend doing both, just in case.

Where to watch / listen in San Jose

CSN-California / KFOX 98.5

Projected Sharks Lines

Timo Meier-Joe Thornton-Joe Pavelski

Joonas Donskoi-Logan Couture-Kevin Labanc

Patrick Marleau-Chris Tierney-Joel Ward

Mikkel Boedker-Tommy Wingels-Melker Karlsson

Paul Martin-Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon-Justin Braun

Mirco Mueller-Dylan DeMelo

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratches: Tim Heed, Micheal Haley, David Schlemko, Marc-Edouard Vlasic (LTIR)

Projected Red Wings Lines

Tomas Tatar – Henrik Zetterberg – Anthony Mantha

Gustav Nyquist – Frans Nielsen – Thomas Vanek

Andreas Athanasiou – Dylan Larkin – Luke Glendening

Drew Miller – Riley Sheahan – Steve Ott

Dan DeKeyser – Nick Jensen

Jonathan Ericsson – Ryan Sproul

Xavier Ouellet – Alexey Marchanko

Jared Coreau

Petr Mrazek