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Preview/Lines #27: Good Ferraro News, Reimer Has ‘Setback’, Careful with Sturm



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OTTAWA – Mario Ferraro has a week-to-week injury, but somehow, he was back at practice yesterday, exactly one week after the foot injury that he suffered on Nov. 25 against the Los Angeles Kings.

Ferraro, however, left the ice after five or so minutes. That was the plan, apparently.

“He was trying it out,” David Quinn reported. “The first time that he’s been on skates, so we just wanted to get a sense of how he felt.”

Apparently, Ferraro felt good enough after that practice, Quinn was comfortable upgrading the gritty defenseman more to “day-to-day.” It sounds like we’ll see Ferraro back in game action a lot sooner than we expected, though not this weekend in Ottawa or Buffalo.

As for other injured Sharks, Nico Sturm, presumed concussion suffered on Nov. 19, and James Reimer, lower-body injury on Nov. 25, Quinn also ruled both out from this weekend’s slate.

There was hope that both would be available.

“Just want to make sure that with this injury that when he does get back in there,” Quinn said of Sturm, “there’s no risk of him re-injuring himself.”

Sturm has been practicing in full.

Meanwhile, Quinn admitted this morning that Reimer has had “a little bit of a setback.”

Quinn does still think that Reimer’s injury is day-to-day, “depending on pain management and things along those lines.”

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Quinn says Kaapo Kahkonen will get the start against the Sens, while Aaron Dell should go against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

Lines should look like this tonight:




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This is how the Sens lined up in their 3-2 overtime victory over the Rangers last night:

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Where to Watch

The San Jose Sharks will take on the Ottawa Senators at 4 PM PST at Canadian Tire Centre. Watch it live on NBC Sports California. Listen to it on the Sharks Audio Network.

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