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Blues at Sharks, 3/20: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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San Jose Sharks forward John Leonard (43) controls the puck during the NHL hockey game between the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks on March 19, 2021 at the SAP center in San Jose, CA. Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The already battered and bruised St. Louis Blues may be forced to dress 11 forwards and seven defenders in tonight’s rematch against the San Jose Sharks, as forward Zach Sanford, who played for 12:25 in last night’s game, entered the league’s COVID-19 protocols today. Forward Oskar Sundqvist was also injured in the first period of last night’s 2-1 shootout Blues victory.

Kurtis Gabriel will come out of the Sharks lineup, as Antti Suomela makes his season debut. Both teams will swap goaltenders on the second half of this back-to-back.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Matt Nieto — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
John Leonard — Dylan Gambrell — Marcus Sorensen
Ryan Donato — Antti Suomela — Patrick Marleau

Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Erik Karlsson
Radim Simek — Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Devan Dubnyk
Martin Jones

Expected Scratches: Fredrik Handemark, Christian Jaros, Kurtis Gabriel

Injured Reserve: Rudolfs Balcers (upper body)

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Jordan Kyrou — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron
Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Vladimir Tarasenko
Kyle Clifford — Tyler Bozak — Mike Hoffman
Jacob de la Rose — Sammy Blais

Torey Krug — Justin Faulk
Marco Scandella — Vince Dunn
Jake Walman — Robert Bortuzzo
Ville Husso

Niko Mikkola
Jordan Binnington

Expected Scratches: None

Injured Reserve: Colton Parayko (upper body), Robert Thomas (thumb), Oskar Sundqvist (lower body), Ivan Barbashev (ankle), Mackenzie MacEachern (upper body), Carl Gunnarsson (knee)

COVID-19 Protocol: Zach Sanford

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 6 p.m. PT/9 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 (blackout restrictions apply).

Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!