Viel will be evaluated Tuesday for an upper-body injury suffered in Monday's matchup with the Ducks, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

Viel appeared in just 11 games for the Sharks last season and is far from a lock for regular minutes heading into the 2020-21 campaign. In those 11 contests, the Quebec native garnered 10 shots, 22 hits and 23 PIM while averaging 7:16 of ice time. Viel figures to split his time between the NHL and AHL this year.

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