Sharks to return to San Jose beginning Feb. 13 vs. Ducks

A general view of the SAP Center prior to a 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs game between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. (Photo: Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)

The San Jose Sharks will return to SAP Center in San Jose beginning Feb. 13 against the Anaheim Ducks, the team announced Wednesday. No fans will be allowed to attend games in San Jose, yet.

The Sharks have been unable to play or practice in San Jose due to COVID-19 restrictions in Santa Clara County, Calif., which were scaled back on Tuesday.

The Sharks held training camp in Glendale, Ariz., and opened the season with an eight-game road trip. Their first two designated home games, on Feb. 1 and 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights, will be played at Gila River Arena in Glendale. Those will be followed by two road games each against the Ducks and Los Angeles Kings before their San Jose home opener.

Back in March, the Sharks announced that three home games would be played without fans in attendance due to rising COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County. Those games were ultimately never played once the NHL suspended play on March 12.

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