SHARKS (2-1-0) at ISLANDERS (1-2-0)
7 p.m. ET; MSG+, CSN-CA, NHL.TV
Sharks team scope
Goalie Aaron Dell, 27, is expected to make his NHL debut after Martin Jones allowed five goals on 27 shots in San Jose's 7-4 loss at the New York Rangers on Monday. Dell went 17-16-6 with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage in 40 games with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League last season. The Sharks went 1-for-4 on the power play Monday and are 3-for-12 this season. "They [the Rangers] were a good team [Tuesday] too," defenseman Brent Burns said Monday. "Our power play's got to get us one. We've just got to get in the zone and start doing what we do. I think it's just poise, doing what we usually do. We've just got to find it. We've got to work, communicate. I think those are the little things that we're making other teams look better."
Islanders team scope
Center Casey Cizikas participated in the morning skate Tuesday and should be able to play. Cizikas was struck on the side of his leg with a slap shot by Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler on Sunday and did not play in the third period. "That night after it happened, the pain didn't really go away. It was kind of maintaining the level where it first hit me," Cizikas said. "It was a little worrisome at the start, but the trainers have done a great job of helping me get better and making it feel up to par where I can go out there and contribute to the team and not put anybody at risk."
Sharks projected lineup
Tomas Hertl -- Joe Thornton -- Joe Pavelski
Mikkel Boedker -- Logan Couture -- Joonas Donskoi
Patrick Marleau -- Chris Tierney -- Joel Ward
Michael Haley -- Tommy Wingels -- Melker Karlsson
Paul Martin -- Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon -- David Schlemko
Scratched: Dylan DeMelo, Matt Nieto Ryan Carpenter
Islanders projected lineup
Andrew Ladd -- John Tavares -- Josh Bailey
Anders Lee -- Brock Nelson -- Jason Chimera
Anthony Beauvillier -- Alan Quine -- Ryan Strome
Nikolay Kulemin -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck
Nick Leddy -- Travis Hamonic
Thomas Hickey -- Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan -- Dennis Seidenberg
Scratched: Jean-Francois Berube, Mathew Barzal
Injured: Eric Boulton (lower body), Shane Prince (lower body)
The Sharks, who are playing the third of a five-game road trip, did not hold a morning skate after playing Monday. … Halak will make his second straight start and third in four games. The Islanders still have six defensemen and three goaltenders on their roster, and coach Jack Capuano said he hopes to find a start for Berube at some point in the near future. Greiss got the start in a 2-1 loss at the Washington Capitals on Saturday. "You don't want a guy to sit for a long period of time because he's a big part of our team, and I understand it's a tough situation for him," Capuano said. "At the same time, with the three guys that we have, we're going to have to sit down and look at the situation and try to get him in as well."
Burns had two goals and an assist, and Pavelski had a goal and three assists Monday. Burns has three goals and three assists in three games. … Clutterbuck (one goal, two assists) and Nelson (two goals, one assist) each has three points in three games.