The Jets practiced in St. Paul on Thursday although the same question for Winnipeg remains today which surrounds the status of veteran forward Paul Stastny who did take shifts with the power play units yesterday but wasn’t confirmed as a player for today. He has been out of the lineup since November 6th and since his departure the aforementioned man advantage has gone in the toilet to the tune of one goal in the last 22 opportunities.
No skate today.
The only thing we did learn on Thursday was that Connor Hellebuyck will get the start in goal today. Paul Maurice said they would see how Stastny is feeling today and then make a determination if he is ready to play. For now the lineup will be based on the last game.
Pre-game warm up:
Jets will go with 11/7 lineup with Riley Nash and Kristian Vesalainen as health scratches and Nathan Beaulieu back into the lineup. Paul Stastny also returns.
Jets projected lines & D pairs:
Players media availability:
Coach media availability:
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