The Jets are coming off their most impressive performance of the season last night as they dismantled the Stars 5-1 at Bell MTS Place to kick off an important home and home series against Dallas. They will hit the ice here in Winnipeg before they head to Texas.
This morning the Jets have been busy as they claimed centre Nick Shore off waiver from the Leafs and placed Dmitry Kulikov on IR. They also reassigned Michael Spacek to the Manitoba Moose.
On the ice plenty of changes as well. According to Mitchell Clinton of Jets TV on the ice in a regular jersey are Mason Appleton and Nathan Beaulieu. He indicated that Gabriel Bourque remains in a non-contact uniform. Not present are Mark Scheifele, Tucker Poolman, Neal Pionk, or Luca Sbisa.
Coach Maurice: Status of Luca Sbisa? Update on Appleton, Bourque & Beaulieu. How Appleton has handled/responded since the injury. More on Appleton. Adding Nick Shore to the lineup. Will Shore join them in Dallas? Will he play tomorrow? Opportunity to re-work the 4th line. Does the addition of Shore mean David Gustafsson is off to play for Sweden at World Juniors? What has impressed him most about Connor Hellebuyck’s play this season? What has Hellebucyk meant for the team finding identity/consistency? What determines if Gustafsson sticks with the Jets? Fostering leadership.
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Coach Maurice indicated that Luca Sbisa, who didn’t skate today, was being checked out and he will be making the trip to Dallas. Neither Mason Appleton or Gabriel Bourque will play in Dallas. He did indicate that Nathan Beaulieu that if he is feeling fine after today’s skate they would consider him for tomorrow’s game.
The Jets will face the Stars tomorrow night in Dallas at 7:30 pm CT. Be sure to keep it locked to illegalcurve.com for the AM Papers which go live at 7 AM.