Wingels questionable; Burns returns to Bay Area

Sharks march into Montreal, look to bounce back

Wingels questionable; Burns returns to Bay Area
October 26, 2013, 10:00 am
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Tommy Wingels left Thursday's game against Boston after a hit by Zdeno Chara with 2:28 remaining in the first period. (USATSI)

MONTREAL – Tommy Wingels will be a game-time decision on Saturday night in Montreal, after the winger skated in the morning at Bell Centre. Wingels left Thursday’s game in Boston after taking an apparent check to the head from Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara in the first period.

“I didn't like the hit, but it’s over with, and I’ve moved on,” Wingels said.

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Wingels will meet with the Sharks’ medical staff later Saturday.

Todd McLellan said: “He’s feeling pretty good, so we’re hoping he can play.”

Brent Burns remains out, and has flown back to the Bay Area. There was no further update on the forward, who will sit out his third straight game and Sunday in Ottawa, after a series of high hits.

Defenseman Dan Boyle continues to recover, and according to one report, Boyle is likely to play against the Senators on Sunday. Saturday was Boyle’s third straight day on the ice as he recovers from an apparent head injury.