The Sharks are coming off a 4-3 win over the Ducks in the season opener.
The team will be looking to bounce back against the Avos, who are looking to make a late run at a playoff spot.
They’ll also be without center Daniel Winnik, who is dealing with a lower-body injury.
The Sharks could be without the same number of top-line forwards they had in the previous two games.
The only reason they’ll be missing Winnik is because of a back injury.
The Sharks have yet to record a point in regulation since Dec. 30.
Winnik played a large role in their recent success.
The 26-year-old is second on the team with 17 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 16 games since he was acquired from the Islanders.
“It’s good to get him back because he’s really been a key part of our success in the last few games,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said.
“He’s been outstanding in that spot and that’s a really good position to be in for us, especially for our guys.
I don’t think there’s any question that they’ve got some depth.””
It’s tough to see what the line of play is going to be and when it starts to come together.
I don’t think there’s any question that they’ve got some depth.”
McLillan has played a big role in the Sharks success in recent years, having guided the team to two Stanley Cups and a second straight conference final appearance.
The coach also helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 2011.
The first time he was a coach, the Sharks were eliminated in the first round in 2012.