SAN JOSE -- After missing four games with a shoulder injury, San Jose Sharks forward Ryane Clowe will return to the lineup and skate on the third line Wednesday night against the Anaheim Ducks at HP Pavilion.
Clowe hasn't played since the first period against the Los Angeles Kings on March 16 when he aggravated a nagging shoulder injury.
"I feel good," Clowe said after the Sharks' morning skate. "I probably felt pretty good last game, but I just needed a couple extra skates. ... I had a little skate yesterday. I feel good today."
"I like playing with [Pavelski] when he's a centerman," Clowe said. "He's a smart player and can get you the puck, and vice versa. He likes to shoot it."
Antti Niemi was the first goaltender off the ice for San Jose and is expected to start against Anaheim.
"Those two guys have been unbelievable this year," Selanne said of Getzlaf and Perry. "I'm excited about tonight. I haven't been able to play with these guys pretty much for years. Only the power play. So I'm like a little boy."
"When things don't go right, you're struggling a little bit as a team, you have to shake it up a little bit and go back to the basics and start again," Selanne said. "I really believe, I hate to say this, but sometimes it's good to go through some tough times as a team. You jell together again. I wouldn't say it's been too easy, but you have to find some difficulties, too, during the year. That's how you really become a good team."
Here's how the lineups could look Wednesday night when the Sharks face the Ducks at HP Pavilion:
Injured: Nick Bonino (lower body)