One player has a little more at stake than the others when the Sharks hold their first camp scrimmage Friday morning.

Veteran forward Anthony Stewart is in San Jose as a pro tryout and the former first-round pick of the Florida Panthers recognizes that his fate is likely to be determined more in the scrimmages than the drills.

"We just did some drills and I thought I used my speed pretty well today but I'm looking forward more to the scrimmage and hopefully a couple exhibition games" the older brother of St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart said Thursday. "You don't really want to grind your own future teammates but I am trying to impress."

The 6-foot-3 230-pound Stewart divided the shortened 2012-13 season between Nottingham of the English Ice Hockey League and Manchester of the AHL but has scored 27 goals and 71 points in 262 NHL games with the Panthers Atlanta Thrashers and Carolina Hurricane. His best season was 2010-11 when he scored 14 goals and 39 points with Atlanta.