Sharks coach Todd McLellan said winger Adam Burish, who initially was ruled out for their Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Kings with an injured right hand, "is very close and he may be an option on Sunday."
Burish, who has been skating with the team in practice in recent days, injured his hand in the final game of the opening-round sweep of Vancouver. If he plays in Game 6, he could help in penalty-kill situations and would bring experience to the fourth line.
"Same thing he's brought all year," McLellan said. "An experienced player that's played in some big games. A right-handed faceoff guy, a bit of a disturber on the ice. Those are some assets we can use."
On the fourth line, the Sharks have dressed Bracken Kearns and James Sheppard for all five games. In Game 5, Jason Demers played on the fourth line, and Tim Kennedy was scratched.