Tonight’s perhaps a big night for the Anaheim Ducks, who will get their first look at defender Haydn Fleury, their biggest acquisition from Monday’s trade deadline. The 24-year-old will debut paired with Kevin Shattenkirk, as the Ducks try to figure out the future of their D-corps.
Ryan Getzlaf, who has missed five games with a back injury (including Monday’s 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks), is expected to return tonight for the Ducks, as well.
Starting in net for the Sharks will be Josef Korenar, who has graduated to back up after the team traded Devan Dubnyk. The 23-year-old has played in one period of NHL hockey, in relief of Martin Jones last Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. This will mark his first NHL start.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Rudolfs Balcers
Timo Meier — Tomas Hertl — Kevin Labanc
Ryan Donato — Dylan Gambrell — John Leonard
Patrick Marleau — Fredrik Handemark — Noah Gregor
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Erik Karlsson
Radim Simek — Nicolas Meloche
Expected Scratches: Kurtis Gabriel, Jeffrey Viel, Marcus Sorensen, Christian Jaros, Joel Kellman
Injured Reserve: Matt Nieto (lower body), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body)
Max Comtois — Ryan Getzlaf — Rickard Rakell
Danton Heinen — Adam Henrique — Jakob Silfverberg
Max Jones — Sam Carrick — Troy Terry
Nicolas Deslauriers — Derek Grant — Alexander Volkov
Cam Fowler — Andy Welinski
Jamie Drysdale — Josh Manson
Haydn Fleury — Kevin Shattenkirk
Expected Scratches: Jacob Larsson, Sam Steel, Chase De Leo, Andrew Agozzino, John Gibson
Injured Reserve: Hampus Lindholm (wrist), Sonny Milano (upper body), Carter Rowney (knee), Isac Lundestrom (appendicitis)
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Bally Sports Southern California, Bally Sports San Diego and NBC Sports California, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv (blackout restrictions apply) or ESPN+.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!