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Sabres at Sharks: Lines, how to watch & open thread

Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks battles for position with Marcus Johansson #90 of the Buffalo Sabres in front of Carter Hutton #40 during an NHL game on October 22, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo won, 4-3. Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images

The curse of Buffalo is back on, as the Buffalo Sabres visit SAP Center for the first time in over two years to take on a depleted San Jose Sharks team.

Read about the questions and concerns ahead of tonight’s game in our preview here.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

William Eklund — Logan Couture — Jonathan Dahlen
Alexander Barabanov — Tomas Hertl — Rudolfs Balcers
Andrew Cogliano — Nick Bonino — John Leonard
Lane Pederson — Jasper Weatherby — Nick Merkley

Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nicolas Meloche — Santeri Hatakka
Jaycob Megna — Ryan Merkley

James Reimer
Adin Hill

Expected Scratches: Joel Kellman, Artemi Kniazev

Injured Reserve: Nikolai Knyzhov (upper body), Jeffrey Viel (finger)

COVID-19 Protocol: Matt Nieto, Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc, Jacob Middleton, Erik Karlsson, Radim Simek, Marc-Edouard Vlasic

BUFFALO SABRES

Jeff Skinner — Dylan Cozens — Vinnie Hinostroza
Rasmus Asplund — Tage Thompson — Drake Caggiula
Zemgus Girgensons — Cody Eakin — Kyle Okposo
Anders Bjork — Arttu Ruotsalainen — John Hayden

Rasmus Dahlin — Will Butcher
Jacob Bryson — Colin Miller
Robert Hagg — Mark Pysyk

Craig Anderson
Dustin Tokarski

Expected Scratches: Brett Murray, Christian Wolanin

Injured Reserve: Victor Olofsson (soft tissue), Casey Mittelstadt (upper body), Henri Jokiharju (lower body)

How to Watch

Tonight’s game will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+ and Hulu, with a subscription. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET at SAP Center in San Jose, California.

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