The San Jose Sharks will be without winger Ryane Clowe for Tuesday's potential series-clinching game against the Detroit Red Wings, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.

Clowe did not make the trip to Detroit for Game 6 of this Western Conference semifinal series, the source said. The reasons for Clowe's absence were not clear. The Sharks have not made an official announcement, but details are expected after the team's morning skate at Joe Louis Arena.