Thornton (suspension) will be back in the Sharks lineup for Game 5.
Thornton was suspended for Game 4 but will replace Lukas Radil in the lineup for Game 5, and will skate with Marcus Sorensen and Kevin Labanc. Thornton has a point in each game, scoring one goal on eight shots with two assists through three games in the series.
Vlasic (undisclosed) will draw back into the Sharks lineup in Game 5.
Vlasic missed Games 3 and 4 but will be back in the Sharks lineup for Game 5. There is no word on who he is expected to play with but there’s a chance he skates on the top pair with Brent Burns. Vlasic, who had one goal and one assist in Game 1, will replace Tim Heed.
Jones will start Game 5 vs. the Golden Knights.
Jones was pulled after allowing two goals on the first seven shots that he faced in the Sharks 5-0 loss in Vegas in Game 4. Despite being yanked for the second time in four games, the Sharks will stick with Jones in Game 5. Jones has allowed 13 goals on 80 shots (.838 SV%) in the series, including five goals on 33 shots (.849 SV%) in the two games in San Jose.
Jones will start Game 4 in Vegas.
Jones surrendered six goals on 40 shots in the Sharks loss in Vegas in Game 3. Jones was the Sharks big question mark heading into the playoffs and he has struggled mightily through three games, allowing a combined 11 goals on 73 shots (.849 SV%) and now the Sharks find themselves down 2-1 in the series.
The NHL has suspended Joe Thornton for one game for his illegal check to the head on Tomas Nosek.
Thornton will miss Game 4 in Vegas after being suspended for one game and is expected to be replaced by Joonas Donskoi. Thornton is eligible to return to the lineup for Game 5 in San Jose.
Jones starts Game 3 in Vegas.
Vlasic (undisclosed) is not expected to play in Game 3.
Vlasic played just 7:02 TOI in Game 2 before leaving with an undislcosed injury. Tim Heed is expected to replace Vlasic on the blueline and skate next to Justin Braun.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/14/19, 2:55 pm EST
Jones will start Game 2 vs. the Golden Knights.
Source: Kevin Kurz 04/12/19, 2:08 pm EST
Hertl (hand) will play in Game 1 vs. the Golden Knights.
Hertl suffered a hand injury in Tuesday’s practice and today’s morning skate but head coach Pete DeBoer said that Hertl will be in the lineup for Game 1. Hertl has enjoyed a career year, setting career-highs in goals (35), assists (39) and points (74) in 77 games. The 25-year-old has six goals and three assists in 10 playoff games a year ago.
Jones will start Game 1 vs. the Golden Knights.
Jones was tied for third in the NHL in wins (36) this season despite being 37th in GAA (2.94) and 50th in SV% (.896). The Sharks are capable of getting by with below-average goaltending thanks to a high-octane offence. Similar to the rest of his season, Jones was 2-0-0 vs. the Golden Knights this season despite posting a 3.62 GAA and.893 SV%.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/10/19, 2:41 pm EST
Meier (undisclosed) will not play Saturday; expected to be ready for Game 1.
Source: Kevin Kurz 04/6/19, 2:29 pm EST
Karlsson (groin) will return to the Sharks lineup on Saturday.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/6/19, 2:23 pm EST
Jones will start Saturday vs. the Avalanche.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/6/19, 2:21 pm EST
Donskoi will a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Donskoi has been in the lineup for the last eight games but will come out of the lineup to allow Melker Karlsson to draw back vs. the Oilers.
Source: Kevin Kurz 04/4/19, 3:14 pm EST
Karsslon (not that one) will be back in the Sharks lineup on Thursday.
Karlsson has been a healthy scratch for the last three games but will replace Joonas Donskoi on Thursday. Karlsson has 12 goals and just four assists (16 points) in 77 games this season.
Source: Kevin Kurz 04/4/19, 2:59 pm EST
Dell will start Thursday in Edmonton.
Dell allowed five goals on 28 shots in the Sharks loss to the Flames on Sunday. Dell has lost three straight games while allowing a combined 12 goals on 79 shots (.848 SV%). Dell has had success vs. the Oilers this year, going 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .911 SV% in two games.
Source: Kevin Kurz 04/4/19, 2:26 pm EST
Pavelski (undisclosed) will return to the Sharks lineup on Tuesday.
Pavelski has been out for the last seven games but will return to the top-line tonight in Vancouver. Pavelski has 37 goals and 26 assists (63 points) in 72 games this season.
Jones will start Tuesday in Vancouver.
Jones allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Sharks win over the Golden Knights on Saturday. Jones has allowed at least three goals in seven straight appearances, going 1-5-0 with a 3.94 GAA and .864 SV% over that stretch. Jones has gone 2-0-0 with a 2.01 GA and .934 SV% in his two starts against the Canucks this season.