Player News - Sharks

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Timo Meier will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Meier has three goals and two assists in 28 games this season. Dylan DeMelo will also watch the game from the press box.
Mar 24 - 8:29 PM

Daniel O'Regan has been sent to the minors.

O'Regan has no points in two games with the Sharks. At the AHL level he has 20 goals and 52 points in 54 contests.
Mar 24 - 6:28 PM

Jannik Hansen (upper body) said he's returning to the Sharks' lineup on Friday.

Hansen was originally called a game-time decision. It's not clear what the lines will be for San Jose, but it looks like Timo Meier will probably be scratched to make room for Hansen.
Mar 24 - 1:03 PM

Melker Karlsson's (lower body) status for Friday's game is expected to be determined close to game-time.

Karlsson has been out for six consecutive games. He has nine goals and 19 points in 60 contests in 2016-17.
Mar 24 - 11:45 AM

Jannik Hansen (upper body) is regarded as a game-time decision.

Hansen has missed the Sharks' last two games. He has six goals and 14 points in 34 contests this season.
Mar 24 - 11:43 AM

Aaron Dell is projected to get the start for the Sharks on Friday.

While Dell has clearly been the backup goaltender all season, Martin Jones and him have been splitting the goalie duties evenly recently. Dell has a 10-5-1 record, 1.85 GAA, and .936 save percentage in 17 contests.
Mar 24 - 11:30 AM

Brent Burns has gone seven straight games without a point.

For the most part Burns has been consistently strong offensively this season, making his recent dry spell stand out all the more. "I think it weighs on him, for sure," Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said of Burns. "We have good dialogue, there’s a lot of communication, especially with him and [assistant coach Bob Boughner]. And also, him and his teammates. The guys know how much responsibility he takes on himself – sometimes too much. Guys are good with that, they recognize that." Burns should be able to end the slump sooner rather than later, though obviously there isn't much left of the regular season either way.
Mar 24 - 10:26 AM

Sharks coach Pete DeBoer wants Timo Meier to be selective about when he shoots the puck.

"You don’t want to shoot [just] to shoot up here, or to just get shots on net. You’re not scoring on NHL goalies like you are on junior goalies from 30 or 40 feet out," DeBoer said. "You’ve got to pick your spots. Sometimes you have to look for a better play than a shot." It's one of the adjustments for Meier to make as he moves forward in his first pro campaign. He has just three goals and six points in 28 games with the Sharks, but he has a lot of upside.
Mar 23 - 11:25 AM

Martin Jones allowed three goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

The Sharks have now dropped four consecutive games. Jones has been in nets for two of those four games. He has a 32-19-6 record with a 2.26 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage this season. San Jose still leads the Pacific Division, but this slump has to be a little concerning at this time of the year.
Mar 21 - 11:30 PM

Patrick Marleau found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Marleau's goal cut the deficit to 3-2 with a minute left in the second period, but that's as close as the Sharks would come to tying the game. The veteran finished his night with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 17:30 of ice time. He has 24 goals and 18 assists in 73 games this season. The Sharks have now dropped four games in a row and they've scored two goals or less in each of those defeats.
Mar 21 - 11:21 PM

Marc-Edouard Vlasic won't play in Tuesday's game against Minnesota because of the flu.

He's considered day-to-day at this point. Vlasic has five goals and 17 assists in 67 games this season. He averages 21:27 of ice time. Dylan DeMelo will take Vlasic's spot in the lineup.
Mar 21 - 8:23 PM

Chris Tierney will suit up in Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

The illness forced Tierney to miss Monday's 1-0 loss to Dallas, but he's back and expected to center the fourth line with Micheal Haley and Timo Meier on his wings. He won't have any fantasy value.
Mar 21 - 8:20 PM

Martin Jones is the projected starter for San Jose against Minnesota on Tuesday.

This comes from the Sharks themselves, so we can take this projection a bit more seriously. He's posted a 17-13-3 record with a 2.12 GAA and a .922 save percentage so far this season against Western foes.
Mar 21 - 2:10 PM

San Jose goalie Aaron Dell blocked 19 of the 20 shots he faced against the Stars in Dallas Monday night.

But the one shot that got past him, scored by Curtis McKenzie, was all Dallas needed on this night, as the Sharks couldn't score on veteran Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen. Dell's record on the season is now 15-10-5. His goals-against average improved to 1.85 Monday and his save percentage is now .936. He's not a bad choice for fantasy play because, most of the time, the Sharks will score a goal or two or three for him.
Mar 21 - 12:19 AM

Chris Tierney will miss tonight's game against the Stars with the flu.

It will be the first game Tierney misses all season. He has 18 points in 71 games this season with the Sharks.
Mar 20 - 8:26 PM

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