Sharks vs. Islanders Lines: Melker Karlsson is in

Melker Karlsson gets his first game of the season and Nikolay Goldobin and Mirco Mueller are recalled.

Today's skate was optional, which means those projected lines are just that — projected. If we hear anything closer to puck drop we'll update this post, but for now we're expecting to see Karlsson on the fourth line.

A day after being sent down, both Nikolay Goldobin and Mirco Mueller have been called up to the Sharks. I expect they'll both hang out in the press box tonight, though it'd be great to see Goldobin get in the game over someone like Haley. Expect the worst and hope for the best — the Fear the Fin motto.

Martin Jones is also your confirmed starter for the evening.

Projected Sharks Lines

Joonas Donskoi - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski

Patrick Marleau - Tomas Hertl - Joel Ward

Melker Karlsson - Chris Tierney - Tommy Wingels

Matt Nieto - Micheal Haley - Mike Brown

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun

Brent Burns - Paul Martin

Brenden Dillon - Matt Tennyson

Martin Jones

Alex Stalock

Projected Islanders Lines

Nikolay Kulemin - John Tavares - Kyle Okposo

Anders Lee - Frans Nielsen - Steve Bernier

Taylor Beck - Mikhail Grabovski - Brock Nelson

Matt Martin - Casey Cizikas - Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy - Johnny Boychuk

Calvin de Haan - Travis Hamonic

Brian Strait - Marek Zidlicky

Jaroslav Halak

Thomas Greiss