So many questions heading into the game given the numerous transactions between the Jets, Moose and taxi squad the last few days as well as players coming in and out of covid protocol. Jansen Harkins was in Detroit after getting out of protocol while Dylan DeMelo was flying from Denver to Detroit on Wednesday to meet the team after he also got out of covid protocol.
Ahead of skate this morning in Detroit the team announced five moves only one of which was expected. They reassigned Cole Perfetti from the taxi squad to the Jets. They also announced Paul Stastny is in covid protocol. As well goalie Mikhail Berdin and forwards Austin Poganski and Jeff Malott have all been reassigned to the taxi squad.
According to Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV two players who were question marks in Jansen Harkins and Dylan DeMelo are both on the ice this morning. However both Brenden Dillon and Eric Comrie are missing.
Make it eight players in protocol as both Eric Comrie and Brenden Dillon have been placed there according to interim head coach Dave Lowry.
Moose leading scorer Austin Poganski will play tonight for the Jets as per interim head coach Dave Lowry. He has six games to date in the NHL with the Blues.
2017 3rd rounder Dylan Samberg and 2018 5th rounder Declan Chisholm are both set to make their NHL debuts this evening.
Warm Up news:
As per Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV here are your lines and D pairs for the game.
Jets projected lines & D pairs:
Players media availability:
Coach media availability:
1) Status of Eric Comrie and Brenden Dillon.
2) How will it impact the lineup? (:22)
3) Where are the players who went into covid protocol? (:45)
4) Has this latest development forced him to change practice lines? (1:16)
5) How did he settle on the D pairs for the rookies making NHL debuts? (2:20)
6) Update on David Gustafsson? (3:23)
7) The Wings the way they play at home (4:02)
Puck drop is at 6:30 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 interim head coach Dave Lowry. You can also join us afterwards for the Illegal Curve Post-Game show here (be sure to smash that like/subscribe button).