With the Sharks and the Senators set to face each other on Thursday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:DESJARDINS IN, CLOWE OUT
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told members of the media that left wing Ryane Clowe
will again be out of the lineup and that he expects center Andrew Desjardins
to return after missing two games to injury.
]KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky spoke with rookie forward Tommy Wingels
about playing on a line with Joe Thornton
and Joe Pavelski
and scoring his first career NHL goal in his hometown of Chicago.
]NIITTYMAKI ON ANOTHER CONDITIONING ASSIGNMENT
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that Sharks goaltender Antero Niittymaki
is on another conditioning assignment with the Worcester Sharks, San Jose's AHL affiliate. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch for
' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk
]McLELLAN FACES FAMILIAR FOE IN MacLEAN
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on an interesting matchup off the ice, pitting two former Detroit assistant coaches against one another. Sharks head coach Todd McLellan and Senators coach Paul MacLean won a Stanley Cup together in 2008 as assistant coaches on Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock's staff.
[ Working the Corners
]MURRAY NAMED FOURTH HARDEST HITTER
In one of their recent player polls, Sports Illustrated asked 193 NHL players who they thought was hockey's hardest hitter. Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray
checked in at No. 4. Do you agree with the players' poll?
]SHARKS AND SENATORS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Hunter previews Thursday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.