Don’t know many people who had the Jets in 1st place and the Blues in 6th spot in the Central Division at this point in the season. Winnipeg currently holds a nine point edge over St. Louis with two games in hand.
We may see Logan Stanley activated off IR with Dominic Toninato having cleared waivers which left Winnipeg with an open spot.
Goalie Connor Hellebuyck is going through his regular starter’s routine accounting to Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV. He adds that he didn’t see Dylan DeMelo on the ice.
Mitchell relays from the media availability with Jets bench boss Rick Bowness that “all signs point toward Logan Stanley making his return tonight”. He adds that Kyle Capobianco and Sam Gagner stayed on for extra work which would seem to indicate that Jansen Harkins returns to the lineup.
The Jets have now activated Stanley off IR.
As per Mitch it will be Logan Stanley in for a t Dylan Samberg and Jansen Harkins comes in.
Jets projected lines & D pairs:
Blues projected lines & D pairs:
As per Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic St. Louis. He also indicated that goalie Thomas Greiss was first off the ice this morning.
Despite the separation in the standings the oddsmakers appear to feel that this will be a close contest. The Blues are a rather pedestrian 5-6-0 at the Enterprise Center while the Jets haven’t yet shown they can be as dominate on the road (6-4-1) as they are at home (10-3-0). The goal differential is quite something with Winnipeg at +18 and St. Louis a -20. Be sure to check out the latest game day odds from Betway.
Players media availability:
Coach media availability:
1) Lineup decisions.
2) Status of Logan Stanley (:30)
3) A different look with 64 in lineup (:49)
4) Does his size make this game vs Blues appropriate? (1:00)
5) What has he seen from St. Louis? (1:10)
6) Back-to-back divisional games (1:52)
7) Does he feel like they have target on their back? (2:09)
8) When he started to see the team “believing” (2:56)
9) Dylan DeMelo is a game-time decision? (3:51)
10) Trying to replicate start tnt as they had last game? (4:00)
11) Injecting passion into the team (4:34)
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