The Sharks are close to getting their fearless leader back, as Todd McLellan returns to the ice for practice Friday.
Logan Couture wouldnt rule himself out for Saturdays game vs. St. Louis, but said it's "probably best right now for me to get all the rest that I can get." More: Logan Couture game logs
The Sharks took a step back Thursday -- no goals and no points. True, Ryan Miller was all over the crease, but San Jose failed to apply consistent pressure until too late.
The Sharks haven't won back-to-back games since Jan. 31-Feb. 2. They have a chance to accomplish just that tonight against the Buffalo Sabres.More: McLellan out, still involved Havlat skates, Couture questionable
Although Todd McLellan won't be on the bench for the second consecutive game Thursday night, he is still making his presence felt.More: McLellan out again Havlat skates, Couture questionable
Marty Havlat, recovering from a partially-torn hamstring suffered on Dec. 17, is back on the ice. "Ive got to get stronger, and get used to the movements on the ice."
McGinn is wearing number 11 with the Avalanche, and is expected to play on the third line wing with Mark Olver and David Jones, according to the Denver Post.
TJ Galiardi and Daniel Winnik impressed teammates and coaches alike with their energy and tenacity Tuesday night. They were pleased, too.More: TJ Galiardi postgame Coach Matt Shaw postgame
Matt Shaw didn't like Zac Rinaldos hit on TJ Galiardi early in Tuesday's game vs. Philadelphia. "Thats something we hope the league looks into." More: Game highlights: Sharks 1, Flyers 0
After not scoring in twelve straight games, Ryane Clowe's goal one minute and 22 seconds into the first period was all the Sharks needed as they defeated the Flyers at The Tank 1-0.
The Sharks will have to get over their past with former Avalanche forwards T.J. Galiardi and Daniel Winnik. Now teammates, Joe Thornton recalls all too well the 2010 playoff matchup with Colorado.
The Sharks are back at home after a grueling road trip to face Ilya Bryzgalov and the Flyers. New teammates Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi will take the ice for the first time, looking to set the tone for a playoff push.
Dan Boyle knows where the Sharks need to get better after San Jose's terrible nine-game road trip. Defensively we had a horrible trip, so thats where it starts. Could there be changes in net tonight?
As if 15 days on the road weren't enough, the Sharks had to spend an extra night in Minnesota as mechanical problems delayed their departure back to the Bay Area until Monday morning.