Martin Havlat and Ryane Clowe are both out for the Sharks. But Todd McLellan is looking at it as an important look at some of the younger players.
Sharks forward Ryane Clowe doesnt have a timeline to return from a fracture in his face, but hinted that he may be sidelined until after the NHL All-Star break at the end of the month.
With Ryane Clowe unavailable, Todd McLellan had to get creative. Enter: Tommy Wingels. Although he didnt register any points, Wingels was effective in playing a career-high 23 minutes and 21 seconds last night.
The Sharks trailed 1-0 entering the third period, but Torrey Mitchell tied it at the 10:44 mark, and the teal ultimately found a way to defeat the Flames in a shootout 2-1. The Sharks are now 6-2 in shootouts this year.
Martin Havlat, injured on Dec. 17, is starting to work out again and even managed to joke a little while on crutches in the Sharks locker room on Tuesday.
There are five games remaining for the Sharks before the NHL breaks for All-Star weekend, and all are against clubs north of the border. It begins tonight at home against the Calgary Flames.
Andrew Desjardins said he felt fine after the game against Columbus, but admitted to feeling some symptoms the next day. More: Video: Byers' hit Flames-Sharks 7 p.m. on CSNCalifornia
The injury to Ryane Clowe is related to Minnesotas Justin Falk checking San Jose's forward face-first into the boards on Jan. 10. More: Sharks stats Flames-Sharks 7 p.m. on CSNCalifornia
A CBC report says Doug Wilson is among NHL GMs "ready to make a move" via a trade to add some depth at wing with Marty Havlat likely out until March.
The NHL has suspended Blue Jackets forward Dane Byers three games for his illegal hit to the head of the Sharks Andrew Desjardins on Saturday.
Its been nearly a year since goaltender Alex Stalock suffered a nerve injury that could have ended the 24-year-old Sharks prospect's career and he's now finally close to a return.
Tommy Wingels would rather his first career NHL goal came in a Sharks win, but had to admit the timing wasnt all bad. The Evanston, Illinois native had 15 friends and family in the crowd at the United Center.
The Sharks fell behind the Blackhawks 2-0 in the first period, then got within a goal late in the third period, but couldn't score the equalizer as Antti Niemi lost to his former team in Chicago.
Andrew Desjardins was scratched from the Sharks lineup on Sunday night, a day after taking a hit to the head from Dane Byers of the Columbus Blue Jackets.