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Projected lineups for Blues, Sharks

Saturday, 10.15.2011 / 5:59 PM

By Eric Gilmore - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Blues, Sharks
Here are the possible lineups for the Blues and Sharks for tonight's game in San Jose.

BLUES
T.J. Oshie - David Backes - Jamie Langenbrunner
Vladimir Sobotka - Patrik Berglund - Chris Stewart
Alexander Steen - Jason Arnott - Matt D'Agostini
Evgeny Grachev - Scott Nichol - Chris Porter

Kent Huskins - Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Nikita Nikitin - Roman Polak

Brian Elliott will make his season debut in goal, with Jaroslav Halak serving as the backup.

SHARKS
Patrick Marleau - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski
Ryane Clowe - Logan Couture - Tommy Wingels
Jamie McGinn - Michal Handzus - Torrey Mitchell
Brad Winchester - Andrew Desjardins - Andrew Murray

Dan Boyle - Douglas Murray
Brent Burns - Marc-Edouard-Vlasic
Jason Demers - Jim Vandermeer

Thomas Greiss was the first goalie off the ice after the morning skate, meaning its likely he's the starter. However, coach Todd McLellan said it would be a game-time decision on whether it's Greiss or Antti Niemi.

For more on the game, check out the preview here.
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