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Game 10: Jets vs Blackhawks pre-game report

A look at the game 10 projected lineups and pre-game interviews.

The big question mark for the Jets coming into this game is the status of Connor Hellebuyck who was under the weather according to his head coach on Thursday. In his absence the team recalled Mikhail Berdin from the Moose on an emergency basis. Might Eric Comrie get the net for a third time in four games? Stay tuned to find out.

Jets vs Hawks

Morning skate:

Here is what Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet is reporting:

“Comrie was working on some puck handling and outlet passes. Now he’s going through the routine with Nate Schmidt that the starting goalie usually goes through. Mikhail Berdin has joined Comrie on the ice. Still no sign of Connor Hellebuyck. Will see what update is provided.”

Lineup:

Jets head coach Paul Maurice confirms 11/7 (same as last game).

Jets projected lines & D pairs:

Stastny-Copp-Ehlers
Connor-Dubois-Svechnikov
Lowry-Scheifele-Wheeler
Harkins-Toninato

Morrissey-Schmidt
Dillon-Pionk
Stanley-DeMelo
Beaulieu

Comrie
Berdin

Players media availability:

Coach media availability:

Topics:

1) Status of Connor Hellebuyck
2) Going with Eric Comrie tonight.
3) Possibly running him back-to-back.
4) What has Comrie done to earn the trust of the coaching staff & his teammates.
5) How has Comrie handled the outside noise?
6) Pre-scout of the Blackhawks.
7) What is Chicago doing well in their PK?
8) Going with 11/7?
9) Is there a concern with a game tomorrow using 11/7?
10) Comrie’s consistency in practice.
11) Thoughts on the Pionk/Dillon pairing.

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 7 pm CDT.  Be sure to head over to illegalcurve.com following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game interviews from Jets players as well as from head coach Paul Maurice.  You can also join us afterwards for our post-game show here (be sure to smash that like/subscribe button).

The Jets remain off but both the Moose and Ice are in action tomorrow.

Manitoba will be in Milwaukee to take on the Admirals.

Ice will be in Brandon to take on the Wheat Kings.

Keep it locked to https://illegalcurve.com/

Jets topics covered in the weekly chat on Global with John Shannon included:

Jets finish in Central and what happens with Pierre-Luc Dubois.

https://illegalcurve.com/global-news-update-with-john-shannon-on-the-winnipeg-jets-8/

ICYMI: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen has signed a one-year extension with HIFK.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-1st-rounder-kristian-vesalainen-signs-one-year-extension-with-hifk/

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