San Jose Sharks: Adapting to Adversity Is Increasing Chemistry

November 17th, 2009 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
When the San Jose Sharks take on the Nashville Predators tonight, they will be without forwards Devin Setoguchi and Brad Staubitz.

Setoguchi is day-to-day after tweaking the same lower body injury that kept him out of the lineup for about two weeks from Oct. 24 to Nov. 10, and Staubitz will be monitored carefully after taking a puck to the face in Monday's optional practice.

What does this mean for the league-leading Sharks? It means three forwards from Worcester have been recalled to play on the fourth line in tonight's game against the Preds.

Along with Logan Couture, who was sent down and called back up between Sunday's game in Chicago and tonight's game in Nashville, forwards Frazer McLaren and Benn Ferriero have also been recalled.

Now, if similar injuries had caused an entire line to be called up from the AHL last season, Sharks fans would have had a right to worry. Forwards like Tomas Plihal, Lukas Kaspar and Tom Cavanagh didn't exactly put Sharks fans at ease when they got their shot a year ago.

However, fans have already seen quality play at the NHL level from all three of the forwards called up for tonight's game.

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