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Game 59: Jets vs. Panthers pre-game report

A look ahead to game 59 for the Jets.

Jets vs Panthers

The Jets are fresh off a massive 6-1 win over the Avalanche on Friday night. The team held a practice on Saturday which provided some insight into a number of the injured players.

Florida is coming off a huge 6-3 win over the Flames in Calgary on Saturday night.  They have been on a real roll having won seven of their last eight games.

The projected lines listed below are based on the last game.

Morning skate notes:

Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports “Steve Mason is on the ice doing some early work and taking shots from Brandon Tanev and Shawn Matthias, both of whom are wearing non-contact jerseys. Michael Hutchinson is also on the ice”.

Projected Jets lines, D pairs and goalies:

Connor – Scheifele – Wheeler
Perreault – Little – Roslovic
Ehlers – Copp – Laine
Petan – Hendricks – Armia

Morrissey – Myers
Enstrom – Byfuglien
Chariot – Kulikov


Extras: Poolman & Dano


Nikolaj Ehlers

Dmitry Kulikov

Coach Maurice scrum topics:  Health updates.  Charlie Huddy’s1500th game as a coach in the NHL.  The play of Enstrom during this stretch.  Thoughts on the Panthers.

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Health Updates:

Coach Maurice indicated that “Matthias and Tanev are the closest to getting back to contact sweaters.  Mason skated just before the skate, Hutchinson took part.  They’re both facing shots now so they’ll kind of continue along that, they’ll be tested at some point this week to get at least back into full practice mode and the others haven’t changed.”