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Game 01 - San Jose Sharks Vs. Vancouver Canucks
WATCH: TSN (VAN) CSN-CA (SJS)
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This Is Your San Jose #TealReport:

“A Little Less Orange, A Little More Winning.” -

After a long summer break, and half a season later, we’re back for a FULL season in the Bay Area! We come back to a team that was swept by us in the first round of the 2013 WCQF, the Vancouver Canucks.

Rookies, injuries, and veterans, OH MY! The Sharks are packed this year with rookies Hertl, Nieto, Pelech, and the return of Stalock. The Sharks are still struggling with injuries as the season starts. Havlat, Torres, and Burish are out as of October 1st. Many players on the Sharks roster are in their renewal season, and must perform this season or they will get the door. Tyler Kennedy was added from Pittsburgh for a 2nd round pick.

Vancouver has had a mild off-season facelift. Cory Schneider left, and Luongo is now the sole starting goaltender for Vancouver. But beyond the roster, behind the bench controlling the show is former Rangers head coach John Tortorella. He has promised a lot for this team, but time will tell.

INJURY REPORT :  Canucks forward Zach Kassian still has five regular-season games to go in his suspension for high-sticking Edmonton’s Sam Gagner in the preseason. Forward Jordan Schroeder (shoulder) is expected out at least three weeks. Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart is questionable while he deals with an undisclosed injury. Forward Adam Burish (lower body) will not play Thursday. Martin Havlat is out as he recovers from offseason groin surgery. Raffi Torres had surgury following a leg injury and will be recovering for 3-6 weeks.

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