SAN JOSE — Neither forward Raffi Torres or defenseman Scott Hannan, both acquired by the Sharks on Wednesday at the trade deadline, will play in Friday's home game against the Calgary Flames.
Sharks coach Todd McLellan said Torres was sick Thursday and despite feeling better Friday morning, will still be held out of the game as San Jose looks for its seventh consecutive win.
"The right thing to do for the individual is to put him in and make him feel comfortable right off the bat," McLellan said. "But we have to do what's right for the team and there have been a lot of guys that have played well lately and we have to continue that."
Torres did not indicate Friday morning when he spoke with reporters that he was feeling ill but said, "If it was up to me, I probably wouldn't want to see myself play because you don't want to mess with a good lineup when it's winning."
Scott Hannan, who has not played since March 17 with an upper body injury, will likely miss more than one game with the Sharks. He did not skate Friday and will need time to get healthy, McLellan said.
Defenseman Jason Demers, who has missed the last three games with a head injury, will also not play tonight. Demers said Thursday that he was feeling fine and was ready to go, but McLellan indicated Thursday that he'd like Demers to participate in a full practice before he rejoined the lineup. The earliest that would happen is Saturday.