March 17, 2011
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There was a mandatory skate this morning for San Jose, which saw every healthy player participating, minus the suspended Dany Heatley.Heatley addressed the media, including Comcast SportsNet, which was the exclusive television camera inside the dressing room. Heres a summary of his quotes:Heatley: "I felt I got him in the chest or shoulder. Obviously I think the two camera angles, weren't the best for that.In that instance I was thinking, finish the check quick and get back in our own end. It's a one-goal game."Heatley on the hearing: "The way you get to go through it, I think it's fair. You get to say your peace and that's that."Heatley on discipline after the game: "The way the game went, I thought maybe something might happen to somebody."Heatley on Ott: "I'm not going to get into a war of words with him. Hes had his fair share of suspensions in the league so for him, all of a sudden to have a halo on his head is kinda funny."Nic Wallinafter being boarded with no call by Dallas Jamie Langenbrunner is day to day, but will not dress tonight. John McCarthy has been called up from Worcester.Marc-Edouard Vlasic says hes just fine after being hit in the throat with a puck last game.Here are the Sharks' anticipated lines, as they practiced this morning:Setoguchi, Thornton, Marleau
Clowe, Couture, Eager
Wellwood, Pavelski, Mitchell
Mayers, McCarthy, DesjardinsAntti Niemi will start in net for the 27th consecutive game. The team record still stands at 43 by Evgeni Nabokov, a few seasons back.Topics we will cover tonight on SportsNet Central and Sharks Pregame Live:--Heatley suspension, Danys full reaction, plus what his teammates have to say--Vlasic talks about the scary moment, what happened afterward, and how hes feeling now--The Minnesota Wild are a desperate team, but what does that translate to on the ice?