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Game 5 of the pre-season: Jets vs. Flames projected lines

Lineups and pre-game audio in advance of tonight’s game.

Scotiabank Saddledome

The Jets will be sending their younger players to Calgary for tonight’s preseason game.  There was no morning skate but there was a media availability at 11 AM.  We know that Coach Maurice plans to start Eric Comrie in net although he said he is considering getting Mikhail Berdin into the net. Maurice added that it is a decision  he plans on making during the game.

Jets forwards/D pairs/goalies:

Bourque-Copp-Lipon
Appleton-Letestu-Chibisov
Vesalainen-Gustafsson-Griffith
Harkins-Spacek-Reichel

Morrissey-Nogier
Beaulieu-Kulikov
Bitetto-Poolman

Comrie
Berdin

Via Ken Wiebe of The Athletic Winnipeg.

Audio:

Kristian Vesalainen

Michael Spacek

Coach Maurice:  On Scheifele and Wheeler cracking the Top 50 of TSN player rankings.  On Vesalainen being critical of his own game.  Does he get any sense that Vesalainen is playing too safe or too conservative?  Updates on Lowry, Perreault and Niku?  On Niku only playing one game.

All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Health News:

The Jets IR skated Lowry and Perreault.  Both players are expected to be part of the full practice tomorrow.  CJ Suess and Luke Green were also part of it.  Suess should probably be part of the practice tomorrow as well and Coach Maurice indicated that Green’s availability is up to the trainers/doctors.  Sounds like Niku is in a different category as he hasn’t hit an IR skate yet.  The Jets bench boss did indicate that it continues to be the groin issue.

Flames projected lines/D pairs/goalies:

Gaudreau-Monahan-Lindholm
Bennett-Backlund-Frolik
Lucic-Ryan-Mangiapane
Dube-Jankowski-Czarnik

Giordano-Brodie
Hanifin-Hamonic
Kylington-Andersson

Rittich (Starter)
Talbot

Via Derek Willis of Sportsnet 960.

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 8:00 pm CDT.  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.

Another busy day for Jets, Moose and Ice news on https://illegalcurve.com/

Ensure you are up-to-date before we start all over again tomorrow morning.

The Winnipeg Ice have found their captain for the 2022-23 season and it will be Winnipegger Carson Lambos who just got back from Minnesota Wild camp.

The team also announced the rest of their leadership group.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-ice-name-winnipegger-carson-lambos-captain-and-confirm-leadership-group/

The Jets may be off but the Moose were not.

Following skate Jets 2021 1st rounder Chaz Lucius spoke as did Simon Kubicek.

https://illegalcurve.com/manitoba-moose-training-camp-day-4/

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