We knew someone was going to be called up today, but no one expected it to be Melker Karlsson. The Sharks signed him as a free agent earlier this year, and he is in the middle of his first season in North America. He played in the Swedish Elite League before coming over here. The 24 year old is about to play in his first NHL game.
Injuries continue to ravage the third line as Tyler Kennedy is expected to be out for a while. McLellan was unsure if Kennedy would need surgery, but did say that the 28-year-old forward is “going to be awhile.” Matt Nieto is also expected to miss tonight's game against Edmonton but is hoping to return on Thursday.