With the Sharks and the Blues set to face each other on Sunday night, here are the links you need to read before the game:VANDERMEER TO SKATE AT FORWARD
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that the gritty and versatile Jim Vandermeer
is expected to skate on the Sharks fourth line in place of John McCarthy
as the Sharks kick off their season-long nine-game road trip on Sunday night in St. Louis.
[ Sharks Talk
]NIEMI VS HALAK IN GOAL, DEMERS BACK SKATING
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that it will be goaltenders Antti Niemi
and Jaroslav Halak in goal on Sunday and defenseman Jason Demers
skated Sunday morning for just the second time since being placed on injured reserve.
[ Working the Corners
]SOMMER JOINS THE 500 CLUB
Worcester Sharks Head Coach Roy Sommer made AHL history on Saturday night, becoming just the fourth coach to amass 500 career wins. Sommer is looking for win No. 501 today against Portland.
]BEHIND ENEMY LINES
stlouisblues.com writer Chris Pinkert reports that Blues forward Andy McDonald is set to return on Sunday night against the Sharks. The former Anaheim Duck had missed the last 51 games with a concussion.
[ St. Louis Blues Online
]SHARKS AND BLUES PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Tal Pinchevsky previews Sunday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.