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Todd McLellan won’t coach Sharks tonight

Todd McLellan

San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan answers questions during a news conference in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 29, 2009, the after day the Anaheim Ducks knocked them out of the first-round of the NHL hockey playoffs. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)


The rigors of an 82-game season often wear on an NHL roster, but coaches haven’t been immune to injuries in 2011-12 either.

San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan is the latest victim of this relative rash of bench boss bruising as he’ll miss his second game behind the bench tonight, according to Eric Gilmore of

On the bright side, the non-suit-wearing members of the team seem to be getting healthier. Dominic Moore looks to reacquaint himself with his new teammates after missing four games with a lower-body injury while Gilmore reports that young phenom Logan Couture is a game-time decision.

Considering the fact that they’ll be facing a team that’s on the tail-end of back-to-back games in the Buffalo Sabres, the Sharks have a great chance to win the second contest of their current four-game homestand - even if their bright coach won’t be there to help.