MAPLE LEAFS (7-4-0) at SHARKS (5-5-0)
10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, SNO, NHL.TV
Forward Patrick Marleau, who spent his first 19 NHL seasons with the San Jose Sharks, will face his former team for the first time since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent on July 2.
Marleau has seven points (four goals, three assists) for the Maple Leafs. He played 1,493 games, scored 508 goals and had 1,082 points with San Jose, all Sharks records.
Sharks center Joe Thornton is two points away from 1,400 in his NHL career. He's tied with Jari Kurri for 20th place on the League's all-time list.
The Sharks, who went 3-2-0 on a five-game road trip, will open a five-game homestand.
Players to watch
Center Logan Couture leads the Sharks in points (11) and goals (eight). He had five goals, including his second NHL hat trick, and six points on the road trip, which he ended with the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past five games. He leads Toronto in points (15) and goals (eight), and is tied for second in assists (seven).
They said it
"He's 'Mr. Shark.' He always will be. Nobody will ever pass him. I always thought there will be one number retired in the organization, and it'll be No. 12." -- Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic on ex-teammate Patrick Marleau
"I'm going to try my best at having a good poker face out there. There's going to be a lot of emotions, that's for sure. I'm trying to keep the routine as normal as possible." -- Patrick Marleau on his return to San Jose
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander
Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Leo Komarov
James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Mitchell Marner
Matt Martin -- Dominic Moore -- Connor Brown
Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev
Andreas Borgman -- Roman Polak
Scratched: Connor Carrick, Josh Leivo, Kasperi Kapanen
Sharks projected lineup
Kevin Labanc -- Joe Thornton -- Joe Pavelski
Melker Karlsson -- Logan Couture -- Tomas Hertl
Joonas Donskoi -- Chris Tierney -- Mikkel Boedker
Timo Meier -- Ryan Carpenter -- Joel Ward
Joakim Ryan -- Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon -- Tim Heed
Scratched: Barclay Goodrow, Dylan DeMelo, Jannik Hansen
Injured: Paul Martin (ankle)
Van Riemsdyk (lower body) and Matt Martin (upper body) will return to Toronto's lineup after missing one game. Marner will be reunited with van Riemsdyk and Bozak. ... Paul Martin will miss his ninth straight game but is likely to resume practicing this week.
The Maple Leafs, who started 6-1-0, are 1-3-0 in their past four games. ... Thornton has 41 points (10 goals, 31 assists) in 46 games against Toronto.