ST. PAUL There were a number of Sharks players in the doghouse with coach Todd McLellan after Tuesdays 5-4 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild.
SAN JOSE Now that NHL realignment has been postponed for at least a year, there are no guarantees that Alex Ovechkin will make an appearance here at HP Pavilion in the 2012-13 season.
SAN JOSE Tommy Wingels return to the San Jose lineup meant that at least one Sharks forward that played on Wednesday in Anaheim had to sit. That forward was Torrey Mitchell.
Columbus (10-23-5) vs. Sharks (21-11-4) at 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet California.
ST. LOUIS Everyone in the hockey world is glad that Blues winger David Perron is finally back. Especially Joe Thornton.