San Jose Sharks right wing Dany Heatley, left, skates next to Joe Thornton during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Jose coach Todd McLellan says he expects forward Dany Heatley to play in Game 4 on Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche.
Heatley was held out of the Sharks' 1-0 overtime loss Sunday night with an unspecified injury.
The San Jose players were given the day off from practice Monday. McLellan said Heatley would go through treatment and he's "that close" to playing as the Sharks trail 2-1 in the series.
So far this series, they've been stymied.