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:
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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
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