The Jets are back on the ice today at 11 am before leaving for Calgary to face the Flames in a Saturday afternoon matinee. There were some questions marks with respect to goalie Steve Mason and forwards Adam Lowry/Brandon Tanev. Ahead of today’s skate the Jets announced that they had recalled Michael Hutchinson and Jack Roslovic from the Moose.
Jaime Thomas of Jets TV indicated that Adam Lowry remains is in a non-contact yellow jersey and that Brandon Tanev is in a regular uniform. He also indicated that Shawn Matthias and Steve Mason are not on the ice for Winnipeg. Lines and D pairs via Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Connor – Wheeler – Laine
Perreault- Little – Ehlers
Tanev – Copp – Armia
Dano – Hendricks – Roslovic
Chiarot extra D
Coach Maurice confirms that goalie Steve Mason has suffered a concussion. This is the second time this season that Mason has suffered this injury. Adam Lowry indicated that he will be watching both games this weekend but he is coming along and thinks he is “a bit of a ways away”. Coach Maurice said he is hopeful the California trip is an option for Lowry. With respect to Shawn Matthias Jets bench boss Paul Maurice indicated that he is “day-to-day, we don’t think it is overly significant but it didn’t progress how we had hoped over the week.” While Mark Scheifele isn’t expected for awhile coach Maurice said “is doing well. Coming a long. But he’s still in the middle of his time frame so he is right where we think he should be.”.
Coach Maurice: Health updates. Key focal point for today’s practice. Is it helpful that the Flames are coming off their five-day break? How does he plan on using Michael Hutchinson? No problems from today’s practice? On Mason’s second concussion this season. On how it happened? How concerning that two in rather quick succession? On Hutchinson’s demeanor. On Roslovic’s game and usage?
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.