Coach Todd McLellan has not made any decision on who will replace Adam Burish in the Sharks' lineup when the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begin next week. Tim Kennedy, though, skated on the fourth line in Friday's practice alongside Scott Gomez and James Sheppard.
"I wouldn't read a lot into anybody that practices there this week," McLellan said of the fourth line spot. "We'll keep that open. We have a number of different choices."
With Marty Havlat still questionable for the start of the second round, Kennedy may be the next person the Sharks call on. With Scott Gomez and Havlat out, he played 10 minutes and 40 seconds in Game 2 in Vancouver. He also has previous playoff experience, having played six games and recording three points for Buffalo in 2010 in its first round series against Boston.
Kennedy had two goals in 13 games for the Sharks this season. In the regular season finale April 27 against Los Angeles, he tied a team high for the season with eight hits.