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SAN JOSE – The Sharks gave their first hint on Monday as to what lines they’ll go with when their first round playoff series with Los Angeles begins on Thursday at home.
Joe Pavelski remained on the top line wing with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns, while the second line consisted of Logan Couture centering Patrick Marleau on the left, and either Matt Nieto or Marty Havlat on the right.
The third line looks to be James Sheppard between Tommy Wingels and Tomas Hertl, while the fourth line will be some combination of Andrew Desjardins, Mike Brown, Tyler Kennedy and Raffi Torres, assuming Torres is ready to go after sitting out the final 17 games of the regular season.
On defense, Scott Hannan resumed skating after taking a blow to the head against Colorado on April 11. Hannan missed the season finale in Phoenix on Saturday with an upper body injury.
Defenseman Matt Tennyson has been recalled from Worcester, and was practicing on Monday. Tennyson did not appear in any NHL games this season.