Simek returned to San Jose to undergo treatment on his knee.
Simek is expected to miss two weeks as he undergoes treatment on his meniscus, which means Tim Heed will draw into the lineup on Sunday.
Jones will start Saturday in Tampa Bay.
Jones allowed five goals on 23 shots in the Sharks loss to Washington on Tuesday. Aaron Dell started Thursday but they'll come back to Jones Saturday in Tampa Bay. Jones has struggled on the road (3-4-1, 3.46 GAA, .886 SV%) but Tampa Bay surprisingly hasn't been very good at home, going 6-5-1 despite scoring a ridiculous 4.08 goals per game.
Dell will start Thursday in Carolina.
Dell is expected to start Thursday in Carolina.
The Sharks have played Antti Suomela (upper-body) on IR.
Suomela has missed the last two games and the Sharks don't have a timetable for his return right now. His move to IR opened up a roster spot for Lean Bergmann to be called-up from the AHL.
The Sharks have recalled Lean Bergmann from San Jose (AHL).
Bergmann has registered five goals and six assists in 15 AHL games this season. He returns to the NHL, where he has one assist in eight games and takes Antti Suomela's spot on the roster.
Jones will start Tuesday vs. the Capitals.
Jones allowed two goals on 23 shots in the Sharks win in Arizona on Saturday. Jones is riding a four-game winning streak while posting a 1.72 GAA and .942 SV%. He was outstanding in November, leading all netminders in wins (10) even though he was 26th in GAA (2.62) and 40th in SV% (.902). Tonight he faces a Washington team that has won three in a row while scoring 13 goals (4.33 GF/gm).
Source: Sheng Peng 12/3/19, 2:02 pm EST
Suomela is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.
Suomela missed Saturday's game in Arizona due to an upper-body injury that he suffered on Friday. Suomela was not on the ice for practice on Monday and he does not have a timetable for his return.
Source: Kevin Kurz 12/3/19, 1:00 pm EST
Jones led the Sharks onto the ice for warmups.
Jones stopped 33 of 34 shots in the Sharks win over the Kings last night. With Jones playing extremely well, they will go back to him on back-to-back nights. Jones is riding a three-game winning streak, stopping 93 of 98 shots (.949 SV%). He'll face a Coyotes team that is averaging 2.85 goals per game at home.
Hertl (lower-body) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play Friday.
Source: Sheng Peng 11/29/19, 3:40 pm EST
Hertl (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Hertl has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury but will be a game-time decision vs. the Kings on Friday. The Sharks are expected to go back to 12 forwards and six defensemen if Hertl plays.
Jones will start Friday vs. the Kings.
Dell will start Wednesday vs. the Jets.
Dell stopped 37 of 38 shots in the Sharks win in Vegas last Thursday. It was a rare good outing for Dell, who has a 3.33 GAA and .897 SV% in six appearances this season. He will look to build off of his best outing against a Jets team that has won five of their last six road games while scoring 3.33 goals per game.
Source: Kevin Kurz 11/27/19, 2:53 pm EST
Hertl (lower-body) will not play on Monday.
Hertl continues to deal with a lower-body injury and will miss his third straight game on Monday. The Sharks are 2-0 without Hertl but have scored just two goals in each game, so their offence is suffering without him.
Source: Sheng Peng 11/25/19, 2:45 pm EST
Jones will start Monday in Los Angeles.
Jones allowed one goal on 28 shots in the Sharks win over the Islanders on Saturday. Jones has won seven of his last eight starts while posting a 2.81 GAA and .892 SV%. The Kings come in have won five of their last six home games, scoring 3.50 goals per game.
Source: Sheng Peng 11/25/19, 5:36 pm EST
Hertl (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Source: Sheng Peng 11/23/19, 2:02 pm EST
Jones will start Saturday vs. the Islanders.
Source: Sheng Peng 11/23/19, 1:56 pm EST
Hertl (undisclosed) will not play on Thursday.
Hertl will miss Thursday's game in Vegas and is day-to-day. Head coach Pete DeBoer said that Hertl's injury is "not a knee" and "not serious." Antti Suomela will replace Hertl in the lineup.
Source: Kevin Kurz 11/21/19, 2:35 pm EST
Dell will start Thursday in Vegas.
Jones will start Tuesday vs. the Oilers.
Jones allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Sharks' win over the Red Wings on Saturday. Don't look now, but Jones is on a six-game winning streak but that is largely due to goal support. The Sharks have scored 4.50 goals per game in front of him while Jones has posted a 2.76 GAA and .891 SV%. Tonight he faces an Edmonton that isn't great on the road, as they come in at 3-4-1 while averaging 2.13 goals per game outside of Edmonton.
Source: Kevin Kurz 11/19/19, 3:39 pm EST