The Jets are looking to continue their strong play at Bell MTS Place (6-2-1) as they welcome a Devils team who have struggled on the road (1-6-0) including a 6-1 loss to the Leafs on Friday. Lines and D pairs listed below are based on how the team skated on Saturday during practice.
Sami Niku got the call.
AM skate notes:
Optional skate for the Jets this morning. 13 players skating including:
Forwards: Wheeler, Laine, Scheifele, Connor, Copp, Petan, Roslovic, Lemieux, Tanev, Ehlers.
Defence: Chiarot, Morrow and Niku.
Projected Jets lines, D pairs and starting goalie:
Coach Maurice: Why did Sami Niku get the recall over Tucker Poolman? What did Moose head coach Pascal Vincent tell him about Niku’s season to date? What was the meeting like with Niku (during pre-season) when he was told he was being sent down? Why is it important to have Niku practice before throwing him into a game? On preparing for the Devils.
Puck drop is at 6:00 PM. Be sure to head over to illegalcurve.com following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game audio from the Jets and Avalanche rooms as well as from coach Maurice.