Burrows (upper-body) did not practice on Saturday.
Head coach Willie Desjardins did not have an update on Burrows upper-body injury after practice, but his absence this afternoon puts his status for Sunday’s game in doubt. With Burrows out, Linden Vey skated in the top-6 again.
Dillon is expected to make his Sharks debut on Saturday.
Dillon was acquired from the Stars on Friday and despite his equipment not making it to San Jose this morning, he is expected to play tonight vs. the Coyotes. Dillon’s defence partner will likely be fluid for a while until the coaches can decide where he fits best.
Demers was acquired from the Sharks on Friday and he skated on the Stars’ second pair with Trevor Daley. “He’s a good puck-moving guy, a right-handed shot,” said Daley. “He’s a guy that can jump in to be in your top four and eat up a lot of minutes.” Daley will also man the point with Alex Goligoski on the Stars second power-play unit.
Niemi surrendered two goals on 28 shots in a shootout loss to the Panthers on Thursday. Niemi has lost five of his last six outings with a 2.67 GAA and .908 SV%. Despite his recent struggles he should make for a strong start vs. the Coyotes.
Shaw will miss his second straight game with an upper body injury. The injury is not believed to be serious, but he will miss another game and that allows the recently recalled Phillip Danault to make his NHL debut.
Dubnyk was the first goalie off the ice at the Coyotes game day skate.
Dubnyk stopped 33 of 34 shots in the Coyotes 2-1 win over the Oilers on Sunday. He has played well all year, but he has been especially great in his last two starts, earning two wins while stopping 88 of 89 shots (.989 SV%). Tonight he faces a struggling Sharks team who are 2-4-1 in their last seven.
Luongo allowed two goals on 30 shots in the Panthers shootout win over the Sharks on Thursday. It was a nice bounce-back after Bobby Lu had allowed seven combined goals in his previous two starts (both losses). Tonight, he will face the red-hot Pekka Rinne and the Predators.
The Bruins recalled Jordan Caron from Providence (AHL).
Caron, 24, failed to record a point in his only game with the Bruins this season. While in Providence, he registered five goals and four assists in nine games. No word on if he will crack the lineup tonight vs. the Canadiens.
Pirri (concussion) took part in the Panthers morning skate on Saturday.
Pirri has been sidelined since October 30th with a concussion, but he has been skating this week and appears to be nearing a return. It doesn't look like he will be in the lineup tonight, but he is definitely getting close.