The Jets are in St. Paul today to take on the Wild as they finish off this three-game road trip before their five-day break. In addition to a regulation loss to Chicago last night the team also lost Steve Mason and was forced to recall Michael Hutchinson on an emergency basis. Coach Maurice provided a bit of an update on Mason following the game but his status for today remains unclear. While the team did place Adam Lowry on IR the status of Brandon Tanev remains unclear heading into today’s game. So there are plenty of questions marks surrounding the Jets lineup against the Wild.
With the Jets playing last night no morning skate. Projected lines and D pairs based on yesterday’s game.
Steve Mason returned to Winnipeg to be checked out. Shawn Matthias is out with an upper-body and is day-to-day.
Jets projected lines, D Pairs:
Connor – Wheeler – Laine
Perreault – Little – Ehlers
Dano– Copp – Armia
Lemieux– Hendricks – Roslovic
Morrissey – Trouba
Kulikov – Myers
Enstrom – Byfuglien
Extras: Lemieux and Chiarot.
Injury: Lowry, Scheifele, Tanev, Matthias, Mason.
Coach Maurice: Goalie scenario? Status of backup? Reports on Michael Hutchinson. Same group as yesterday. What would he like to see from Lemieux? On the Wild. On how Hutchinson has handled the demotion. Going into the five-day break. On the difference for the Jets this season compared to last when they were at the by-week. Being able to lean on Hutchinson if Mason is out awhile. On Mason having two injuries in quick succession. What does he want his team to accomplish during the break. Does he get a break? On moving Roslovic up to the 3rd. Does Kyle Connor look to pass first? Line discussion.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.