Jones will start Game 2 vs. the Blues.
Jones allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Sharks 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 1. Since being pulled in Game 4 in Vegas, Jones has gone 8-3-1 with a 2.20 GAA and .926 SV% in 11 games—including 6-1 with a .919 SV% on home-ice.
The Sharks signed Tony Sund to a one-year contract.
Sund, 23, was an undrafted free agent defenseman from Finland, who had eight goals and 27 assists (35 points) in 60 games with Sport Vaasa of the Finnish Liiga. "Tony is a big, smooth-skating defenseman who uses a strong stick to take away passing lanes and to close plays quickly,” Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. “He has tremendous vision that made him one of the top passers and playmakers from the back-end we saw this season.”
Jones will start Game 6 in Colorado.
Jones allowed one goal on 22 shots in the Sharks 2-1 win over the Avalanche in Game 5. jones has played very well in round 2, posting a .926 SV% while facing an average of 27 shots per game so far. In the two games played in Colorado, Jones is 1-1 while stopping 50 of the 54 shots (.926 SV%) that he faced.
Pavelski (upper-body) skated on Monday but will not play in Game 6.
Pavelski, who has been out since Game 7 vs. the Golden Knights, joined his teammates for Monday’s gameday skate but will not be in the lineup for Game 6. Pavelski appears close to returning to the Sharks lineup and will almost certainly be back for Round 3 if the Sharks are able to advance tonight.
Source: Kevin Kurz 05/6/19, 2:31 pm EST
Jones will start Game 4 in Colorado.
Jones allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Sharks 4-2 win in Game 3. Since falling down 3-1 to Vegas, Jones has gone 5-1 while posting a .935 SV% in his last six starts. The Sharks have a chance to put the Avalanche on the ropes heading back to San Jose and if Jones can continue to play well, they should be able to take a commanding 3-1 series lead of their own this time.
Donsoki (undisclosed) did not travel to Colorado for Game 3.
Donsoki has been out since Game 6 vs. the Golden Knights and the fact that he did not travel to Colorado for Game 3, suggests that he will remain sidelined for Game 4 as well. Lukas Radil will remain in the Sharks lineup while Donskoi is sidelined.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/30/19, 3:11 pm EST
Pavelski (upper-body) did not travel to Colorado for Game 3.
Pavelski remains sidelined after suffering a scary injury in Game 7 vs. the Golden Knights and the fact that he did not travel to Colorado suggests that Pavelski will also miss Game 4.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/30/19, 3:09 pm EST
Nyquist (personal) is expected to play in Game 3.
Nyquist’s wife gave birth to their child in Detroit but Nyquist is expected to be back for Game 3 in Colorado. Nyquist has performed well for the Sharks in the postseason, scoring one goal on 10 shots with three assists in nine games.
Source: Sheng Peng 04/30/19, 3:07 pm EST
Karlsson (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 1 vs. Colorado.
Karlsson missed Thursday’s practice and his status for Game 1 is unclear. Michael Haley skated on the fourth line in practice, but isn’t expected to play, so he Karlsson will likely skate there in Game 1. Karlsson had no points, four shots and a mins-2 rating in seven games during round one.
Donskoi (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 1 vs. the Avalanche.
Donskoi was on the ice in a non-contact jersey prior to Thursday’s practice but did not stay on for the team session. That suggests that Lukas Radil will remain in the Sharks lineup and Donskoi will sit for the second straight game.
Pavelski (undisclosed) is not expected to play in Game 1.
Pavelski, who was hurt in Game 7 vs. the Golden Knights, is expected to miss Game 1 vs. the Avalanche with what is believed to be a concussion. When asked if Pavelski had a concussion, head coach Pete DeBoer said: “I’m not going to get into specifics. I just told you he’s feeling the effects of it. You guys can put two and two together, I think.” Gustav Nyquist is expected to move up to the top line and Timo Meier is expected to be on the top power-play while Pavelski is out.
Jones will start Game 7 vs. the Golden Knights.
Jones stopped 58 of 59 shots in the Sharks double-overtime win in Vegas in Game 6. Jones has had his struggles in this series but has won back-to-back games to force Game 7, stopping 88 of the last 91 shots (.967 SV%) that he has faced. In his only Game 7 start of his career, Jones posted a 20-save shutout.
Jones will start Game 6 in Vegas.
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.