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Game 45: Jets vs. Bruins projected lines

A look at the game 45 projected lineups and pre-game audio.

Fresh off a 4-3 shootout win over the Leafs last night the Jets are in Boston to conclude their four-game road trip.  They’ve gone 2-0-1 to date and will be in tough against a Bruins team sitting 1st in the Atlantic Division.  While Boston is 4-5-1 in their last 10 they have been earning points at TD Garden having gone 14-2-9 so far this season.

The big question for the Jets will be the status of Dmitry Kulikov who could be returning to the lineup tonight.  If he does the question then becomes who will the Jets send to the Moose?

We shall have to wait and hear what coach Maurice reveals about his lineup.  For now it remains the same as how it began last night (not with the Copp/Roslovic 2nd period swap) in Toronto except with Laurent Brossoit expected to start.  Media availability is at 3:30 PM CST.

Morning Skate:

None.

Lineup News:

As per Jets PR the team has activated Dmitry Kulikov and placed Logan Shaw on waivers.

During his availability coach Maurice indicated Gabriel Bourque comes in for Jansen Harkins.  He said they have a question mark on D so they will dress seven for warm up.  Dmitry Kulikov plays tonight.  He also confirmed that Laurent Brossoit starts.

Pre-game Warm Up Lineup News:

As per Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press it appears that Sami Niku will be the scratch tonight for the Jets.  Also Copp is up on the 2nd line and Roslovic on the 3rd as it was in the 2nd period last night in Toronto.

Jets Projected Lines, D pairs and Starting Goalie:

Connor-Scheifele-Laine
Copp-Wheeler-Ehlers
Roslovic-Lowry-Perreault
Bourque-Shore-Appleton

Morrissey-Poolman
Sbisa-Pionk
Bitetto-Kulikov

Brossoit
Hellebuyck

Bruins Projected Lines, D pairs and Starting Goalie:

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak
DeBrusk-Krejci-Bjork
Heinen-Coyle-Backes
Nordstrom-Kuraly-Wagner

Chara-McAvoy
Moore-Carlo
Grzelcyk-Kampfer

Halak
Rask

Via Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic Boston.

Audio:

Coach Maurice:  Lineup update.  Putting Logan Shaw on waivers.  Challenge to finding a match as road trip.  On the 4th line configuration.  Was there a temptation to go back to Hellebuyck?  Assignment of David Gustafsson to the Moose.

Assignment:

Coach Maurice announced that 2018 2nd round pick David Gustafsson has been assigned to the Moose following his bronze medal win with Team Sweden at the World Juniors in the Czech Republic.

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 6:00 PM CST.  Be sure to head over to illegalcurve.com following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game audio from the Jets room as well as from Coach Maurice.

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