SAN JOSE – The Sharks opened training camp at their practice facility on Friday, split into two groups. Here’s a first look at the early line combinations and defense pairs, which, of course, are bound to change over the next few weeks:
Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Matt Nieto
Tye McGinn – Freddie Hamilton – Tommy Wingels
Micheal Haley – Adam Burish – Mike Brown
Bryan Lerg – Melker Karlsson – Barclay Goodrow
Matt Irwin – Jason Demers
Scott Hannan – Brent Burns
Taylor Doherty – Taylor Fedun
Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Nikolay Goldobin – Chris Tierney – Tyler Kennedy
Eriah Hayes – Andrew Desjardins – John Scott
Daniil Tarasov – Travis Oleksuk – Ryan Carpenter
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Mirco Mueller – Matt Tennyson
Konrad Abeltshauser – Dylan DeMelo
The Sharks have two injured forwards in Raffi Torres (right knee) and James Sheppard (left knee).
The two groups will scrimmage on the south rink at Sharks Ice on Saturday and Sunday at 9:50 a.m. Public seating will be limited to the first 250 fans in line.
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Logan Couture is fine after having hand surgery in early June. The Sharks forward hurt himself in a fight with the Kings’ Mike Richards in Game 6 of the first round.
“I was a little behind, worked hard when I was able to, and feel pretty good,” he said.
Couture said it took about two months for the hand to heal.
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Other than the players that have significant NHL experience, there are three players with locker stalls in the main dressing room – Hamilton, Tennyson and McGinn. Read into that what you will.
Dan Boyle’s old stall, incidentally, remains empty.