Niemi was the first goalie off the ice after Tuesday morning's skate and is expected to make his fourth straight start. He allowed a combined four goals in his past three games, a stretch that included a shutout of Philadelphia.
After playing Monday night at Anaheim, the Oilers held an optional skate Tuesday morning with only a handful of players taking the ice at HP Pavilion. Khabibulin started the past two games, but Dubnyk is expected to be in net against the Sharks. He is 13-16-1 with a 2.93 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage.