The Jets are in Missouri today for a date with the Blues on this one-game road trip. It will be a tall task picking up a critical win for the visitors as the home team has gone 18-4-4 this season at Enterprise Center.
We do know courtesy of the Practice Report that Nathan Beaulieu will draw back into the lineup although we do not yet know for whom. Will recently recalled Andrei Chibisov be inserted into the lineup? Stay tuned to find out. For now the lines and D pairs are based on yesterday’s practice.
An optional for the Jets as per usual. According to Mitchell Clinton of Jets TV the guys taking the off the optional skate are Niku, Pionk, Kulikov, Shore, Ehlers, Appleton and Hellebuyck. He adds that Bryan Little continues to skate in the non-contact jersey.
Only change will be Nathan Beaulieu draws in and Anthony Bitetto comes out.
Jets Projected Lines & D Pairs:
Blues Projected Lines & D Pairs:
Via Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Jets captain Blake Wheeler spoke but it was entirely focused on Dustin Byfuglien. You can listen to it here.
Coach Maurice: Why wasn’t he out on the ice? Where will Nathan Beaulieu go in the lineup? Was it a tough conversation with Bitetto? How does he preview tonight’s game? Need to play the classic road game? Is Beaulieu the only lineup change? The depth of the Blues to do this well without Tarasenko. What is the biggest challenge for Scheifele when he goes up against O’Reilly.
Puck drop is at 7:00 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.