There was some question as to what the lineup would look like as it was an optional this morning and Patrik Laine was reportedly in some pain when he came out prior to skate but Scott Billek confirmed that there will be no changes: “Everyone who missed the pre-game skate—Laine, Trouba, Byfuglien, Enstrom, Perreault—will play tonight for the #NHLJets.”
Here are the lines and D pairs from Tuesday’s game against Chicago with only change being Hutchinson starts:
Mark Scheifele: Challenge in facing Columbus. Much talk about what the Blue Jackets have accomplished? Are the Jets a team that responds well to a big challenge?
Blake Wheeler: Are the Jets a team that responds well to a big challenge? Opportunity in facing a team that has won 13 straight games. What is the game plan? On the Jets having success.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.