After coronavrius swept through Minnesota’s locker room, postponing six games, the team returned for a four-game California swing. First losing 4-0 to the Los Angeles Kings, they held the Ducks to just two goals over their two-game series, winning 3-1 and 5-1 over the weekend. The team is largely healthy heading into San Jose.
As for the Sharks, they’ll be missing Dylan Gambrell, who is under concussion protocol, leaving Saturday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues. Erik Karlsson will remain out of the lineup, though it’s possible he returns this weekend, when the Blues come to visit SAP Center.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Rudolfs Balcers — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
Marcus Sorensen — Patrick Marleau — Ryan Donato
Matt Nieto — Noah Gregor — John Leonard
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Nicolas Meloche
Fredrik Claesson — Nikolai Knyzhov
Expected Scratches: Jacob Middleton, Stefan Noesen
Injured Reserve: Erik Karlsson (lower body), Radim Simek (upper body), Dylan Gambrell (head)
Jordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Kevin Fiala
Kirill Kaprizov — Victor Rask — Mats Zuccarello
Zach Parise — Ryan Hartman — Marcus Foligno
Nico Sturm — Nick Bonino — Nick Bjugstad
Ryan Suter — Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin — Matt Dumba
Carson Soucy — Ian Cole
Expected Scratches: Matt Bartkowski, Brad Hunt, Gerald Mayhew, Andrew Hammond
Injured Reserve: Marcus Johansson (upper body), Alex Stalock (upper body)
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET at SAP Center in San Jose California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBC Sports Bay Area and Fox Sports North, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!