San Jose Sharks Projected Lineup

Melker Karlsson – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Tomas Hertl – Logan Couture – Tommy Wingels
Matt Nieto – Chris Tierney – Patrick Marleau
John Scott – Ben Smith – Barclay Goodrow

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Matt Irwin – Brent Burns
Scott Hannan – Brenden Dillon

Antti Niemi
Alex Stalock

Scratched: Mirco Mueller, Daniil Tarasov
Injured: Mike Brown (leg), Raffi Torres (knee)

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup

Richard Panik – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
James van Riemsdyk – Trevor Smith – David Booth
Brandon Kozun – Leo Komarov – Joffrey Lupul
Joakim Lindstrom – Sam Carrick – Zach Sill

Eric Brewer – Morgan Rielly
Jake Gardiner – Dion Phaneuf
Tim Erixon – Andrew MacWilliam

Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer

Scratched: None.
Suspended: Nazem Kadri

Injured: Stephane Robidas (shoulder), Roman Polak (hernia), Nathan Horton (concussion), Peter Holland (upper body)

Status report: The Maple Leafs plan on using Komarov at center to start the game; Komarov typically plays left wing. If Komarov struggles in the middle Horachek indicated he would switch Sill from right wing to center and move Komarov into Sill’s spot on the fourth line. … There is a chance San Jose will sit Hannan and insert Mueller into the lineup.

Who’s hot: Phaneuf has assists in two of his past three games. … Kessel has points in back-to-back games. … Pavelski snapped a five-game goal drought against Winnipeg with two. … Thornton has three points in his past two games.

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