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Game Day Preview: Jets @ Hurricanes

When: Sunday, September 25, 2011
Where: Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina

Time: 4:00 p.m. CST

Records: Winnipeg (1-2-0), Carolina (0-2-0)

The Story: The Winnipeg Jets dropped their exhibition game last night 4-3 to the Nashville Predators on a questionable kick-in goal by Patric Hornqvist and because there is no video review during the pre-season, the goal counted and the Jets had to leave the Music City on a sour note. This afternoon, The Jets are sending a completely different squad to Charlotte, North Carolina to play the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes. The Jets are still looking for their first pre-season win on the road after dropping two games to the Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators.

Today’s game is the second in three days for the Jets who will play in St.John’s, Newfoundland tomorrow afternoon against the Ottawa Senators as part of Kraft Hockeyville. Winnipeg will have Tuesday off, then will end the preseason schedule with two homes against the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday, September 28th and against the Nashville Predators on Friday, September 30th.

The Jets brought a roster of 23 players to Charlotte to play the Carolina Hurricanes this afternoon, including forwards Alex Burmistrov, Kyle Wellwood and Nik Antropov, defensemen Zach Bogosian and Dustin Byfuglien and goaltender David Aebischer. Forward Marco Rosa, who was the top scorer for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose last season, will be in the line-up after being sidelined with an injury.

Here are the complete rosters (with projected line combinations) for Winnipeg and Carolina for this afternoon’s game:

*** Note: Line Combinations for the Carolina Hurricanes courtesy of Canes Country Hockey Blog.

Winnipeg Jets Line-Up

Goal
David Aebischer
Peter Mannino
Chris Carrozzi

Defensemen
Mark Stuart Dustin Byfuglien
Zach Bogosian Brett Festerling

Arturs Kulda Randy Jones

Forwards

Shawn Weller Nikolai Antropov Janne Pesonen
Tanner Glass Alex Burmistrov Riley Holzapfel
Jason Jaffray Kyle Wellwood Eric O’Dell
David Koci Marco Rosa Kevin Clark

Scratches: Travis Ramsey, Shayne Wiebe, John Albert

Carolina Hurricanes Line-Up

Goal
Cam Ward
Justin Peters

Defensemen
Joni Pitkanen Tim Gleason
Tomas Kaberle Justin Faulk
Jay Harrison Ryan Murphy

Forwards
Alexei Ponikarovsky Eric Staal Jussi Jokinen
Jeff Skinner Riley Nash Anthony Stewart
Jiri Tlusty Brandon Sutter Zac Dalpe
Brett Sutter Jon Matsumoto Jerome Samson

*** Hat Tip to Canes Country Hockey Blog for tonight’s Carolina Hurricanes Line-Up

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