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Game Day Set-Up: Red Wings @ Jets

Ez sets up tonight’s action between Jets and Wings.

Wings at Jets

When: Monday, November 4, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Records: Winnipeg (5-8-2, 12th in the Western Conference), Detroit (9-4-2, 4th in the Eastern Conference)

Television/Radio: FS-D, TSN-Jets/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: The Jets hit the road for a rematch with the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, November 6th (7:00 p.m. CST) and then return home for  two games on Friday, November 8th against the Nashville Predators (7:00 p.m. CST) and Sunday, November 10th against the San Jose Sharks (7:00 p.m CST).

Last Game: 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (7 goals, 4 assists, 11 points), Andrew Ladd (3 goals, 7 assists, 10 points), Evander Kane (6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points), Dustin Byfuglien (0 goals, 9 assists, 9 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points)

Detroit Red Wings: Pavel Datsyuk (6 goals, 9 assists, 15 points), Henrik Zetterberg (7 goals, 7 assists, 14 points), Daniel Alfredsson (3 goals, 10 assists, 13 points),  Niklas Kronwall (1 goals, 8 assists, 9 points), Todd Bertuzzi (4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points)

Game Notes:

– Tonight marks the first time the Red Wings have played the Jets in a regular season game at MTS Centre.

– Defenseman Keaton Ellerby will make his Winnipeg Jets debut tonight. Ellerby was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Ellerby had three points in 44 games last season split between the Kings and Florida Panthers. Ellerby was drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) in 2007.

– The Jets recalled Zach Redmond from the St.John’s IceCaps (AHL) on Sunday (1 goal, 1 assist in 2 games) and returned Ben Chiarot and Julian Melchiori. Redmond will not dress for the Jets tonight.

– Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith is out 1-2 weeks with a slightly separated shoulder after he injured himself in a fight on Saturday against Edmonton Oilers forward Wil Acton. Detroit recalled defenseman Adam Almquist from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) on Sunday. Almquist will make his NHL debut tonight.

– Jets rookie forward Mark Scheifele has not registered a point in his last five games.

– Jets forward Devin Setoguchi will play in his 399th career NHL game tonight, just one shy of 400 for his career.

Starting Goalies:

– Al Montoya (1-1-0, 1.57 GAA, .944 Save Percentage)

– Jimmy Howard (5-4-2, 2.50 GAA, .915 Save Percentage)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd-Bryan Little-Devin Setoguchi
Matt Halischuk-Olli Jokinen-Blake Wheeler
Eric Tangradi-Mark Scheifele-Michael Frolik
Anthony Peluso-James Wright-Chris Thorburn

Tobias Enstrom-Zach Bogosian
Grant Clitsome-Dustin Byfuglien
Keaton Ellerby- Adam Pardy

Al Montoya
Ondrej Pavelec

Healthy Scratches: Zach Redmond

Projected Detroit Red Wings Line Combinations:

Henrik Zetterberg- Pavel Datsyuk- Todd Bertuzzi
Daniel Cleary- Stephen Weiss-Daniel Alfredsson
Tomas Tatar-Joakim Andersson-Justin Abdelkader
Drew Miller-Darren Helm-Jordin Tootoo

Niklas Kronwall-Danny DeKeyser
Kyle Quincey-Jakub Kindl
Adam Alquist- Brian Lashoff

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

Healthy Scratches: Patrick Eaves, Mikael Samuelsson

Injury Report:

Detroit Red Wings: Brendan Smith (shoulder), Johan Franzen (illness), Jonas Gustavsson (neck), Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder)

Winnipeg Jets:  Paul Postma (leg, indefinitely), Jacob Trouba (LTIR, neck), Jim Slater (undisclosed, day-to-day), Mark Stuart (hip, day-to-day), Evander Kane (lower body, questionable for tonight’s game)