SHARKS (33-17-3) at SABRES (21-21-10)
7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, CSN-CA, NHL.TV
Sharks team scope
The San Jose Sharks take a four-game road winning streak into their game against the Buffalo Sabres. The Sharks are 8-1-1 in their past 10 games and are happy with the way they've been playing. "I think we just keep it simple to be honest with you," center Joe Thornton said. "We don't hurt ourselves, we get good goaltending, everybody does their part and everybody knows their role on the team, and that goes a long way too." Forward Marcus Sorensen will make his NHL debut. Sorensen was recalled from San Jose of the American Hockey League on Monday. "This is what you dream of," Sorensen said. "When you play hockey everybody wants to play in the NHL so it's a big dream come true and I'm proud of it." Sorensen had 13 goals and 14 assists in 39 AHL games and will play on the fourth line with Micheal Haley and Melker Karlsson. "He's a speed guy and he's tenacious and he works hard," coach Peter DeBoer said. "I don't know how it'll fit. I'm excited to see him and we'll see what he does with the opportunity." Goaltender Martin Jones will start.
Sabres team scope
Goaltender Anders Nilsson will start after Robin Lehner made 37 saves in a 2-1 road loss to the New Jersey Devils on Monday. Nilsson's last start was a 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars on Jan. 26. Coach Dan Bylsma said the rest of the lineup will be a game-time decision. Defenseman Taylor Fedun has been a healthy scratch the past two games. The Sabres claimed center Derek Grant off waivers from the Nashville Predators on Monday and assigned him to Rochester of the AHL. He had started the season with the Sabres but was lost to the Predators on waivers Jan. 10. "No one else put a claim in on Derek, so unimpeded he could be assigned to Rochester," Bylsma said. "We have 23 guys on our roster right now. So a roster spot would have to be cleared for Derek to be on our roster." The Sabres are 5-0-1 in their past six home games, 9-0-1 in their past 10 games against the Sharks and 16-1-1 against the Sharks all-time in Buffalo.
Sharks projected lineup
Tomas Hertl -- Joe Thornton -- Joe Pavelski
Patrick Marleau -- Logan Couture -- Mikkel Boedker
Timo Meier -- Chris Tierney -- Joel Ward
Marcus Sorensen -- Micheal Haley -- Melker Karlsson
Paul Martin -- Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon -- David Schlemko
Scratched: Ryan Carpenter, Joakim Ryan
Injured: Joonas Donskoi (upper body)
Sabres projected lineup
Matt Moulson -- Ryan O'Reilly -- Kyle Okposo
Marcus Foligno -- Jack Eichel -- Sam Reinhart
Evander Kane -- Zemgus Girgensons -- Brian Gionta
Justin Bailey -- Nicolas Deslauriers -- Tyler Ennis
Dmitry Kulikov -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Jake McCabe -- Cody Franson
Josh Gorges -- Justin Falk
Scratched: Taylor Fedun
Injured: William Carrier (knee), Zach Bogosian (rib), Johan Larsson (wrist)
Donskoi will miss his sixth consecutive game.
Marleau has seven goals and three assists during a six-game point streak. Burns has scored a goal in eight straight road games. ... Ennis scored against the Devils on Monday and has one goal and two assists during a three-game point streak. Falk has assists in back-to-back games. Okposo has a goal and an assist in his past two games.