Without the rugged player, the Flyers' defense has struggled mightily. Gudas served the sixth game of his 10-game suspension Tuesday.
The Flyers, losers of eight straight, are trying to sweep the Sharks for the first time since 1999-2000.
In their losing streak, the Flyers have been outscored by 14-2 after the second period.
The Flyers are on their longest losing streak since 2008.
The players' fathers traveled to Pittsburgh as part of the team's annual father-son trip. They attended the Steelers game Sunday night.
"They have a very good team," he said, even though that team has lost seven straight games and is at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division standings.
The Flyers will try to end a seven-game losing streak when they face a Penguins team coming off an impressive win over Tampa Bay.
The defenseman is expected to return to the Flyers lineup Monday in Pittsburgh. They won just three of 15 games while he was sidelined with a leg injury.
Based on Sunday's practice in Voorhees, young wingers Jordan Weal and Taylor Leier will come out of the Flyers' lineup and will be replaced by veterans.
The Flyers have lost seven straight,and if they fall out of playoff contention, will GM Ron Hextall change coaches and try to deal a veteran and stockpile more draft picks?
The Flyers blew a late 4-2 lead and fell to the Islanders in OT, 5-4.
Diminutive left winger Danick Martel used his speed to create several quality scoring chances in the Flyers' 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders on Wednesday.
Josh Bailey scored on his own rebound 32 seconds into overtime to win it for the Isles.
For the Flyers, Thanksgiving includes a practice and time to reflect. Jake Voracek is especially thankful as his sister is holding her own in her battle with MS.
Both players are expected to be in the lineup Wednesday night in Brooklyn against the New York Islanders.
The Flyers will face the league's second-highest scoring team, the Islanders, as they try to end a five-game losing skid Wednesday.
The defenseman has done a solid job,but he appeared to be clearing out his locker after Tuesday's loss.
Goalie Michal Neuvirth will try to help the Flyers snap a four-game losing streak Tuesday when they face the visiting Canucks.
The Flyers, who have blown two-goal leads in their last two contests, will try to end a four-game losing streak Tuesday against Vancouver.