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Projected lineup for Oilers, Sharks

Wednesday, 03.20.2013 / 2:56 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Projected lineup for Oilers, Sharks

The Edmonton Oilers aren't planning any lineup changes as they try to climb over the .500 mark and extend the San Jose Sharks' struggles when the teams meet Wednesday at Rexall Place.

"The closer you get to the end, the more important these games get," said Devan Dubnyk, who gets the start for the Oilers in goal. "Every game is an opportunity to catch somebody."

Here's how the lineups for the Oilers and Sharks could look:

OILERS

Ryan Jones - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle

Taylor Hall - Shawn Horcoff - Ales Hemsky

Magnus Paajarvi - Sam Gagner - Nail Yakupov

Lennart Petrell - Ryan Smyth - Mike Brown

Jeff Petry - Ladislav Smid

Ryan Whitney - Justin Schultz

Nick Schultz - Mark Fistric

Devan Dubnyk

Nikolai Khabibulin

Scratched: Teemu Hartikainen, Theo Peckham

Injured: Andy Sutton (knee), Eric Belanger (groin)

SHARKS

Patrick Marleau - Joe Thornton - Brent Burns

Joe Pavelski - Logan Couture - Martin Havlat

TJ Galiardi - Scott Gomez - Tommy Wingels

James Sheppard - Adam Burish - Andrew Desjardins

Matt Irwin - Dan Boyle

Douglas Murray - Brad Stuart

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Jason Demers

Antti Niemi

Alex Stalock

Scratched: Michael Handzus, Justin Braun

Injured: Tim Kennedy (undisclosed), Thomas Greiss (neck)

Quote of the Day

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense