SHARKS (38-18-7) at WILD (41-15-6)
6 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, CSN-CA, NHL.TV
Sharks team scope
It is unknown whether forward Jannik Hansen will be available for the San Jose Sharks. He was awaiting his visa after being acquired Wednesday in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks for forward Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. "I don't have an update on [Hansen]," coach Peter DeBoer told CSN Bay Area on Saturday. "It's really day to day. I could get a call in an hour and say he's got clearance, or it could be two days, I don't know." Forward Joonas Donskoi is expected to return after missing 15 games with an upper-body injury. He has 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 44 games. Defenseman David Schlemko, who was injured in the first period of a 3-1 win against the Canucks on Thursday, will be a game-time decision. The Sharks will be looking for their fourth win in a row. They are 5-0-2 in their past seven games, 7-1-2 in their past 10 road games and lead the Edmonton Oilers by five points for first place in the Pacific Division. Center Joe Thornton is one assist shy of 1,000 in his NHL career. Goaltender Martin Jones is expected to start after backup Aaron Dell made 17 saves against Vancouver.
Wild team scope
Minnesota Wild forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville, who have missed three games with the mumps, expect to play after they participated in practice Saturday, the Star Tribune reported. "I had a fever and stuff like that, but I didn't get it as bad as some guys a couple of years ago because of the booster shot we got [in 2014]," Pominville told the newspaper. The Wild, 11-4-1 in their past 16 games and 8-3-1 in their past 12 at home, are one point behind the Chicago Blackhawks for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference with three games in hand. "Chicago keeps winning," Parise said, "and we want to stay ahead of them, so we have to make sure that we're sharp." Goaltender Devan Dubnyk, whose .933 save percentage leads the NHL, is expected to start.
Sharks projected lineup
Kevin Labanc -- Joe Thornton -- Joe Pavelski
Patrick Marleau -- Logan Couture -- Mikkel Boedker
Marcus Sorensen -- Tomas Hertl -- Joel Ward
Joonas Donskoi -- Chris Tierney -- Melker Karlsson
Paul Martin -- Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun
Brenden Dillion -- David Schlemko
Scratched: Jannik Hansen, Micheal Haley
Injured: Dylan DeMelo (broken wrist)
Wild projected lineup
Zach Parise -- Eric Staal -- Chris Stewart
Jason Zucker -- Mikko Koivu -- Mikael Granlund
Nino Niederreiter -- Martin Hanzal -- Charlie Coyle
Ryan White -- Erik Haula -- Jason Pominville
Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin -- Matt Dumba
Marco Scandella -- Nate Prosser
Scratched: Christian Folin, Jordan Schroeder, Tyler Graovac
Injured: Victor Bartley (arm)
Neither team had a morning skate. ... Wild assistant coach Scott Stevens, who was diagnosed with the mumps, expects to be on the bench Sunday.
Burns has 10 points (five goals, five assists) during a seven-game point streak. Couture has four points (two goals, two assists) during a three-game point streak. Marleau is on a four-game point streak (two goals, two assists) and has 17 points (10 games, seven assists) in his past 16 games … Granlund, who had a four-game goal streak end in a 1-0 road loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, has nine points (five goals, four assists) in his past six games. Koivu has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in his past six games.