Defenseman Richard Smehlik (rib cartilage injury), one of Buffalo's top penalty killers, will miss up to two weeks.
SHARKS: Teemu Selanne plans to practice with the team today for the first time since he was traded. San Jose is winless in eight of its past nine.
THRASHERS: Defenseman Chris Tamer signed a three-year contract. He has played every game this season, tying a career high with four goals.