SHARKS (4-6-1) at SENATORS (2-7-1)
7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SN360, SN1, TVAS, NBCSCA, NHL.TV
Bobby Ryan will be a healthy scratch for the Ottawa Senators when they play the San Jose Sharks at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday.
Senators coach D.J. Smith cited Ryan's lack of production when asked about the decision to sit the 32-year-old forward, who has one assist in his past six games.
Goalie Craig Anderson will start for the Senators, who are 1-4-1 in their past six games. Aaron Dell starts for the Sharks, who are 1-2-1 after a three-game winning streak.
Players to watch
Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in his past six games.
Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot has six points (one goal, five assists) during a five-game point streak.
They said it
"I don't think there's as many balls up in the air as there were last year. It's going to be a fun night tonight. I always enjoy playing in this rink. Now I only get to do it once a year, so I'm really going to soak it all up." -- Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson on returning to Ottawa for the second time since being traded to San Jose on Sept. 13, 2018
"It's one of those things that we've had all year long: show up to work, put on the work boots, make sure you're doing everything you possibly can to earn your ice time. It's no different, whether you're a young guy or an old guy or a guy that's in the middle of the road, you've got to earn your ice time. So that's kind of the message." -- Senators goalie Craig Anderson on the scratching of Bobby Ryan
Sharks projected lineup
Patrick Marleau -- Logan Couture -- Kevin Labanc
Evander Kane -- Tomas Hertl -- Timo Meier
Joe Thornton -- Dylan Gambrell -- Marcus Sorensen
Noah Gregor -- Barclay Goodrow -- Melker Karlsson
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon -- Erik Karlsson
Mario Ferraro -- Tim Heed
Scratched: Jonny Brodzinski, Trevor Carrick, Lukas Radil
Injured: Radim Simek (leg), Dalton Prout (undisclosed)
Senators projected lineup
Brady Tkachuk -- Logan Brown -- Anthony Duclair
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Chris Tierney -- Tyler Ennis
Nick Paul -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Connor Brown
Filip Chlapik -- J.C. Beaudin -- Scott Sabourin
Thomas Chabot -- Nikita Zaitsev
Erik Brannstrom -- Ron Hainsey
Mark Borowiecki -- Dylan DeMelo
Scratched: Cody Goloubef, Bobby Ryan
Injured: Colin White (groin, hip flexor), Artem Anisimov (lower body)
Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said Simek and Prout are doubtful to return before the end of the road trip. … Chlapik was recalled from Belleville of the American Hockey League.
The Sharks have the best penalty kill in the NHL at 92.5 percent. … The Senators have been outscored 17-12 in their past six games.