Colin White has played in the last seven Sharks games, his longest streak of the season in the lineup, and has been an even or plus player in 13 of his last 14 games overall.
Sharks goalie prospect Alex Stalock, who suffered a career-threatening laceration to nerves behind his left knee last year, is back in pads.
The Stars' Steve Ott is what the NHL calls an agitator. He got under the skin of Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, leading to an interesting sideline scene.
Antti Niemi made his 12th start in the last 13 games against Tampa Bay on Wednesday night, stopping 22 shots in a 7-2 win. But how much work is too much for the Sharks' netminder?
The Sharks were swarming from puck-drop as they hammered home five first-period goals and coasted to an easy 7-2 win over Tampa Bay.Postgame: Highlights Todd McLellan Joe Thornton
The Lightning might be 13th in the Eastern Conference, but with the league's top goal-scorer in Steven Stamkos, both sides are preparing for playoff-atmosphere hockey.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic had this to say about the Lightning's Steven Stamkos: "If he has an opening, its going in the net every time. Todd McLellan's Sharks will look to limit those openings Wednesday night in San Jose.
Ex-Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov came off the bench for the Islanders and stopped all 19 shots he faced, and two more in the shootout, in a victory over the Jets.
With goals in three straight games, and seven points total over that span 4g, 3a, the Sharks will likely have their hands full with the Lightning's Steven Stamkos, who has surged to the NHL lead in goal scoring with 20.
Ben Ferriero was among a group of Sharks benched at the halfway point of a 4-2 win in Detroit on Oct. 28. He was reassigned to Worcester shortly thereafter, and hasnt been back until now.
Todd McLellan announced on Monday that Marty Havlat would be out for Wednesday's game against Tampa Bay. On Tuesday, he updated that to include Friday's game against the Kings, as well.
The Sharks recalled forward Benn Ferriero from their AHL affiliate in Worcester on Tuesday morning. Ferriero is Worcesters leading scorer with 20 points in 20 games.
Dan Boyle said he originally hurt his foot blocking a shot against Minnesota on November 10, but he never thought about missing any time. "Its just one of those things you can just play your way through it."
Marty Havlat, who is still not able to put much weight on his left leg, will not play when the Sharks host the Tampa Bay Lightning at HP Pavilion on Wednesday night.
The American Hockey League honored Tommy Wingels on Monday morning, when it named him as the ReebokAHL Player of the Week. Antero Niittymaki dropped to 1-1 with a 3-1 loss on Sunday.