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San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan misses game for family funeral

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has left the team to attend his brother-in-law’s funeral in Saskatchewan.

McLellan will be replaced behind the bench for Saturday night’s game against St. Louis by assistant Trent Yawney. Yawney has experience as a head coach, spending 103 games in charge of Chicago in the 2005-06 season.

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The Sharks also have recalled left wing Brandon Mashinter from Worcester of the AHL and sent forward John McCarthy back to the minors.