PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers' injury list will be a bit longer Saturday when they play the San Jose Sharks (1 p.m. ET; CSN-CA, CSN-PH).
The Flyers will be without defensemen Mark Streit and Carlo Colaiacovo, who have the flu. They also are missing Luke Schenn because of a lower-body injury and Andrew MacDonald, who sustained a season-ending upper-body injury Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Flyers recalled defensemen Mark Alt and Oliver Lauridsen from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions Saturday.
Alt will make his NHL debut; he had one goal and six assists in 33 AHL games. Lauridsen will play his first NHL game since the 2012-13 season. He was called up earlier this season but did not get into a game.
The Flyers also recalled forward Jason Akeson. He started the season in the NHL but the Flyers sent him to the AHL after he had no points and seven shots on goal in 12 games. In 46 AHL games he has 20 goals and 42 points.
In addition to the injured defensemen, the Flyers also are missing forward Wayne Simmonds, who sustained a season-ending lower-body injury Wednesday against the Blackhawks.
Steve Mason is expect to start in goal for the Flyers, with Alex Stalock set to start in goal for the Sharks.
Here are the projected lineups:
Melker Karlsson - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski
Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Tomas Hertl
Matt Nieto - Chris Tierney - Tommy Wingels
Daniil Tarasov - Ben Smith - Barclay Goodrow
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Mirco Mueller - Brenden Dillon
Scott Hannan - Brent Burns
Scratched: John Scott, Matt Irwin
Injured: Raffi Torres (knee), Mirco Mueller (hand), Mike Brown (leg)
Michael Raffl - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek
Matt Read - Sean Couturier - Brayden Schenn
Zac Rinaldo - Nick Cousins - Ryan White
Chris VandeVelde - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Vincent Lecavalier
Michael Del Zotto - Nick Schultz
Nicklas Grossmann - Brandon Manning
Oliver Lauridsen - Mark Alt
Scratched: Jason Akeson
Injured: Andrew MacDonald (upper body), Wayne Simmonds (lower body), Luke Schenn (lower body), Mark Streit (flu), Carlo Colaiacovo (flu)
Status report: Mueller injured his left hand blocking a shot Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings. Coach Todd McLellan said Mueller won't play Saturday, or Sunday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and there is no timetable for his return. ... Lecavalier had been a healthy scratch the past three games.
Who's hot: Pavelski has three goals and two assists in his past six games. ... Voracek has seven points in six games and has 74 points this season, one point behind the Penguins' Sidney Crosby for the League lead.
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