Though the San Jose Sharks will be without forward Tomas Hertl, who entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, they’ll hopefully find some relief in the return of defenders Erik Karlsson and Radim Simek tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Forward Dylan Gambrell will also be returning after missing one game due to concussion protocol.
The Blues are fairly banged up themselves, with seven players listed as injured, including Vladimir Tarasenko, who may return soon, but certainly not against the Sharks. Defender Colton Parayko did not travel with the team, who will be on the road for six straight games.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Timo Meier — Dylan Gambrell — Rudolfs Balcers
Ryan Donato — Patrick Marleau — John Leonard
Matt Nieto — Alexander Chmelevski — Noah Gregor
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Radim Simek — Erik Karlsson
Nikolai Knyzhov — Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Expected Scratches: Marcus Sorensen
Injured Reserve: None
COVID-19 Protocol: Tomas Hertl
ST. LOUIS BLUES
Zach Sanford — Ryan O’Reilly — Jordan Kyrou
David Perron — Brayden Schenn — Nathan Walker
Sammy Blais — Oskar Sundqvist — Mike Hoffman
Kyle Clifford — Jacob de la Rose — Mackenzie MacEachern
Marco Scandella — Justin Faulk
Vince Dunn — Robert Bortuzzo
Torey Krug — Niko Mikkola
Expected Scratches: None
Injured Reserve: Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder), Jaden Schwartz (lower body), Colton Parayko (undisclosed), Tyler Bozak (upper body), Robert Thomas (thumb), Ivan Barbashev (ankle), Carl Gunnarsson (knee)
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 Midwest, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!