Jets hit the ice at Bell MTS Place as they work out the kinks of last night’s OT loss and prepare to face a red-hot Canucks team tomorrow night.
Via Mitchell Clinton of Jets TV today’s practices sees the return of Dustin Byfuglien who has missed the last couple of games with an upper-body injury. The Jets big defenceman is skating in a non-contact uniform today. Mitchell also provides the lines and D pairs listed below.
Lines & D Pairs:
Coach Maurice: Update on Byfuglien. How did he approach the day with his group after the OT loss? The mood on the bench. How does he “keep it light” in practice? Does he approach this game 6 or 7 this season different than he would have last year? Does he notice the difference on the bench? On the lesson from last night and moving forward. Does he have to do any positive reminding of plays that worked well? Does improvement come from maintaining consistency or do things need to change?
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
On Byfuglien’s status and whether he might play against the Canucks coach Maurice indicated “I think possible would be an accurate word. We think there’s a chance he plays but we’re going to run him through some tests again tomorrow morning to see how he feels before we make that decision.”.
Canucks at Bell MTS Place on Thursday night at 7 pm. The Jets are scheduled for morning skate at 10:30 am in downtown Winnipeg tomorrow. As always stay tuned for the latest Winnipeg Jets news by keeping it locked to illegalcurve.com and on social media including Twitter | Facebook | Instagram. And you can follow me on twitter as well (@icdave).