NASHVILLE – Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic is out of the lineup again.
The defenseman, who didn’t play on Tuesday in Minnesota with the flu and took just one shift in the third period on Friday in Dallas, was scratched for Saturday’s road trip finale against the Predators. The team stated Saturday’s absence was due to his being sick, although it should be noted he was spotted leaving the dressing room on Friday in Dallas not walking completely right.
The Sharks are 2-3-1 in games Vlasic missed this season entering Saturday night.
Chris Tierney was also scratched, and is day-to-day with an upper body injury. Is was just the second game he has missed this season.
Dylan DeMelo drew into the lineup for Vlasic, while Timo Meier got back in on the fourth line with Micheal Haley and Marcus Sorensen.
Melker Karlsson (lower body) remains out.