The Sharks have scored three goals in their last three games, and Todd McLellan is not happy. He's switching up the lines, in hopes a Clowe-Couture reunion will jumpstart the offense.
Jason Demers has played in four of the last six games and been a much steadier presence on the teams blue line. Thursday he'll skate for the first time against Montreal, his favorite team as a kid.
San Jose's veteran goalie said he probably could have returned last week. Hes hopeful that hes about two weeks away from being 100 percent after offseason hip surgery.
The Sharks are in fourth place, yet just two points off the top mark in a tight Pacific Division. Insider Kevin Kurz surveys the division at the season's quarter-mark.
The Sharks reassigned Justin Braun to Worcester, a move that could be viewed as a vote of confidence in Jason Demers. After all, it was Demers who scored the Sharks' only goal in the team's recent win over Chicago.
Justin Braun was playing in his first game since November 20, and Frazer McLaren hadn't played in an NHL game in over a year. Their performances against the Kings were ones they would like to forget.
San Jose fired 33 shots at Jonathan Quick, but the Kings' goalie made some spectacular saves at the Staples Center to shut out the Sharks, who have now lost two straight after a four-game win streak.
Former King Michael Handzus will miss Mondays game at Staples Center with an illness, Sharks coach Todd McLellan announced. Might Frazer McLaren make his season debut?
The Sharks recalled Frazer McLaren from Worcester on Saturday after a two-week conditioning assignment expired. McLaren is now an option at forward, after recovering from offseason hip surgery.
Jamie McGinn knocked Alexander Edler out of the game with a clean shoulder late in the second period of the Sharks' 3-2 loss to the Canucks on Saturday night. The Vancouver Sun didn't think it was a clean hit.
Sharks center Michal Handzus and defenseman Colin White missed practice on Sunday at Sharks Ice. Handzus is suffering from an illness, while White was attending to a personal matter.
After weeks of failing to make a much of an impact on the game, the Sharks fourth line continued its strong play during the month of November in Saturdays 3-2 loss to Vancouver.
It's been more than six months since the Vancouver Canucks ended San Joses Stanley Cup dream last May when Kevin Bieksa scored one of the wackiest series-ending goals in recent memory.
Does Douglas Murray think the Vancouver Canucks are arrogant? "Its certain individuals that give them that reputation. Im not going to call out names. Its obvious for anyone that watches the game.
The pair of Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, which has spent virtually the entire season together, hasnt put the team shorthanded even once so far in 2011.