CALGARY, Alberta -- Sharks forward Tyler Kennedy has a lower-body injury and will not play in Thursday's game against the Calgary Flames, San Jose coach Todd McLellan said. Kennedy is considered day to day.
Kennedy played just seven shifts and had 2 minutes and 55 seconds of ice time before he left Wednesday's game at Edmonton, which went on to a 3-0 win that saw Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens break an NHL regular-season record with 59 saves without allowing a goal. Kennedy left the game for good late in the second period.
Kennedy entered Wednesday's game with four goals and 11 assists in 49 games but had taken on a slightly larger role with the team after it lost Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture to injuries.
McLellan said Thursday that Couture is working toward returning to the team from his hand injury before the Olympic break, which, for the Sharks, begins Feb. 8. The Sharks play four games at home before the break begins.
"If he can do it, we'll be really excited and we'll welcome him back with open arms," McLellan said. "But I can tell you we will not put him in a situation where there's any risk at all of him reinjuring it or, putting him in a situation where another body part gets injured because he's not completely ready to play."
McLellan said Alex Stalock will start Thursday's game in goal against Calgary, his third start in the last five games. Stalock started for the Sharks in their 3-2 overtime win at Calgary on Nov. 12.