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Sharks Set to Face Ducks Tonight in San Jose

by Missy Zielinski /

We are back in San Jose for our final two contests of our preseason schedule starting with the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 7 p.m.

Tonight's meeting is the last Pacific Division rival we will face until mid-November (at Calgary Flames). It's also the last time we'll see the Ducks until December 27 when we head back to Anaheim for a one-game trip.

Sharks vs. Ducks - 7 p.m. PT at SAP Center

Tonight's contest will be streamed live on the Sharks Audio Network via the Sharks + SAP Center app presented by Western Digital and via when the puck drops at 7 p.m. Sharks play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky (@DanRusanowsky) will be calling the action live.

Projected Sharks Lineup:

We'll learn more about tonight's lines come puck drop, but head coach Bob Boughner weighed in on the Sharks roster as we get closer to Opening Night.

"My idea was to get some kind of semblance of an opening night lineup with those lines at practice on Sunday," he said. "The lines will all be different today as we get into the second to last exhibition game. [William] Eklund will be playing, [Jasper] Weatherby, [Santeri] Hatakka, [Jeffrey] Viel, [Adam] Raska. A lot of those young guys will get the opportunity [to play against Anaheim]."

During our last preseason game on September 30, many of the players mentioned above made the roster in what ended up being a 3-1 victory for the Sharks against the Ducks.

Other News & Notes:

Earlier today, the Sharks announced that goaltender Alexei Melnichuk has been recalled from the San Jose Barracuda.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: We have recalled goaltender Alexei Melnichuk from the @sjbarracuda.Updated #SJSharks roster:

Recently, the Sharks reduced their training camp roster by 10 players. For the updated roster, click here.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: We have reduced our #SharksCamp roster by 10 players.

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