With the Sharks and the Blackhawks set to face each other on Saturday night at the United Center in Chicago, here are the links you need to read before the game:IRWIN RECALLED, MURRAY PLACED ON IR
Sharks GM Doug Wilson announced on Sunday that the club has recalled defenseman Matt Irwin from Worcester. In a related move, the team has also placed defenseman Douglas Murray
on injured reserve.
]SHAW ON FIGHTING IN THE NHL, RELATIONSHIP WITH LATE BOOGAARD
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak with a thought-provoking story from Saturday's print edition after his conversation with Sharks assistant coach Matt Shaw and his thoughts on fighting in the NHL.
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]SHARKS FACING HOT GOALTENDER IN EMERY
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery, with help from his CSN colleague Tracey Myers who covers the Blackhawks. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
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]SHARKS AND HAWKS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Davis Harper previews Sunday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
]FORMER SHARKS SUTER, ROENICK ON HAND
ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports that former Sharks and Blackhawks Gary Suter, Jeremy Roenick and Ed Belfour, along with fellow U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Chris Chelios, will be on hand at Sunday night's game.
]SEABROOK'S 500TH NHL GAME
Chicago Tribune writer Chris Kuc reports on Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook's 500th career NHL game, forward Patrick Sharp's newborn daughter, and quotes from head coach Joel Quenneville on starting Ray Emery.
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