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Game 44: Jets vs. Red Wings pre-game report

A look at the game 44 projected lineup along with pre-game audio.

Jets vs Wings

The Jets returned home last night after being defeated by the Wild for the third time this season.  They don’t have any time to lick their wounds as Detroit was waiting for them already comfortably in Winnipeg ahead of the action.  Of course the Red Wings are second last in the Eastern Conference and are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games.

We know that coach Maurice is planning on using Laurent Brossoit in net and with the status of Tyler Myers in limbo we will have to wait to see if there are any additional lineup changes.

AM Skate:

Since the Jets played last night there is no morning skate scheduled.  The players and coach Maurice are scheduled to speak at 11:30 AM.

Jets projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie:





Dmitry Kulikov

Sami Niku

Andrew Copp

Kyle Connor

Coach Maurice:  What is the news on Tyler Myers?  How do you adjust to a lineup without Myers?  On getting Sami Niku into the lineup.  Who on D helps mentor a young blueliner like Niku?  On Kulikov wanting more minutes.  What has he seen from the third line and would he consider putting Perreault with Laine to get Patrik going?  How would he describe Brossoit’s usage this season?  On the factors in play when evaluating scheduling games for Hellebuyck.  On adjusting from big minutes in the AHL to smaller minutes in the NHL and how they handle it.  Balancing focus with a hunger.

All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Health Update:

Coach Maurice indicated that Tyler Myers is out tonight with a lower-body injury that he sustained in last night’s game against the Wild.  He is considered day-to-day.

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 7:00 pm CT.  Be sure to head over to following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game audio from the Jets room as well as from coach Maurice.