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Patrick Marleau is back (again)!

Pittsburgh Penguins v Anaheim Ducks
Patrick Marleau #12 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates during the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on February 28, 2020 in Anaheim, California.
Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images

Patty’s back!

Less than a week after the San Jose Sharks traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Patrick Marleau returns to SAP Center as the visitor once again.

After two seasons with the Maple Leafs, however, Mr. Shark should be used to playing at SAP Center in colors other than teal.

“You think those experiences [coming in as a Maple Leaf] will help you out a little more,” Marleau said, on being a visitor at SAP Center once again. “Hopefully, I can draw upon that experience to help me this time.”

Anyway, this separation from the Tank should be short-lived, as all reports indicate that Doug Wilson wants Marleau back next year. Marleau, of course, is projected to break Gordie Howe’s all-time games played record of 1,767 games next year: “I think maybe the door is open for me to come back. I would definitely like to play another season, so that would be good.”

Lines

SHARKS

Martin Jones will be guarding the net tonight for the Sharks, while Antti Suomela will get the call over Alexander True.

Pre-game update:

PENGUINS

Pittsburgh didn’t have a morning skate, so lines are from last night’s game, with Tristan Jarry confirmed to come in for Matt Murray.

Mike Sullivan also confirmed that John Marino and Brian Dumoulin won’t be available once again:

Zucker - Crosby - Sheary

Rust - Malkin - Hornqvist

Rodrigues - Blueger - Tanev

Marleau - McCann - Simon

Johnson - Letang

Pettersson - Schultz

Trotman - Ruhwedel

Jarry

Murray

Pre-game update: Marleau is playing with Malkin & Rust!

Where to watch

Puck drop from SAP Center is at 7:30 PT/10:30 ET. Tonight’s broadcast will be available on NBC Sports California in the Bay Area and on ATTP in the Penguins’ market. Streaming will be available on NHLtv.

There will be a radio call on 98.5 KFOX tonight. You can still listen to the game live over the Sharks + SAP Center app.