Burns has 12 goals, 45 points and a minus-22 rating in 70 games this season.
The Sharks assigned Knyzhov to AHL San Jose on Sunday.
Thornton plans to keep playing following the 2019-20 campaign, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Kane scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to Chicago. He also racked up seven shots along with two PIM and two hits.
Dell gave up six goals on 46 shots in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to Chicago.
Meier recorded a goal and a power-play assist Wednesday in a 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks.
Ferraro (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks, NHL.com's Brandon Cain reports.
Couture (head) is unlikely to join the Sharks during their road trip, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Dell will guard the road goal during Wednesday's clash with Chicago, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Couture (head) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's clash with Chicago, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports.
The Sharks signed Simek to a four-year extension Monday.
Couture left Sunday's game against Colorado and will not return.
Ferraro (lower body) will not suit up for Sunday's contest against Colorado.
Jones will patrol the crease for Sunday's home contest against the Avalanche.
Dell made 36 saves Saturday in a 2-1 overtime loss to Ottawa.
Ferraro (lower body) will miss Saturday's game versus Ottawa, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
DeSimone was recalled from AHL San Jose on Saturday.
Knyzhov was recalled from AHL San Jose on Saturday.
Dell will be in the crease when the Sharks host the Senators on Saturday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Jones will tend the twine against the Wild at home Thursday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
DeSimone was called up from AHL San Jose on Tuesday.
Karlsson (lower body) will return to action against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Jones will guard the crease versus Toronto at home Tuesday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Middleton is week-to-week after sustaining a lower-body injury against the Penguins on Saturday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Karlsson (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Penguins, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.