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Sharks coach McLellan explains rookie Mueller's lineup scratch

WASHINGTON The Sharks cautioned Wednesday not to read too much into rookie Mirco Mueller being scratched from the lineup for the Tuesday's 6-5 shootout win over the Washington Capitals. Part of the reason the teenager sat after starting the first two games of the season, coach Todd McLellan said, was to create room for Matt Irwin. That move paid off when Irwin scored two goals. But part of the thinking also involved giving San Jose's first-round pick in the 2013 draft a chance to watch an NHL game from the press box rafters as part of his education. "They play games in the NHL before they even watch them, and sometimes it's good to see it from up above and see what...