Goaltending has not been an issue as the Sharks dropped two of their first three games, but look for Antti Niemi -- not Thomas Greiss -- to lead the Sharks out of the locker room Monday night for San Jose's rematch with the Anaheim Ducks.

"There's a real good chance that Nemo gets his first game tomorrow, as long as everything goes as planned," coach Todd McLellan said Sunday.

McLellan had indicated Friday that Niemi, who missed all of training camp and the preseason after having a cyst near his knee removed, would get a start before the team leaves Wednesday for a six-game trip through the East Coast and Midwest.

But the coach decided to use Niemi as a backup the past two games to help him prepare mentally as well as get in a little extra practice time.