The Jets are practicing today as they look to get ready to face the Ducks tomorrow afternoon here in Winnipeg.
According to Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun “Gabriel Bourque, David Gustafsson and Mason Appleton all in lighter blue jerseys. Nick Shore, Joona Luoto and Logan Shaw in regular dark blue.”
Via Murat Ates of The Athletic Winnipeg.
Coach Maurice: Is Nick Shore in tomorrow? Status of Appleton and Bourque. Chemistry of the 4th line. What has Tucker Poolman done well this season? How has Morrissey helped with Poolman’s development? Reflecting on Neal Pionk after 29 games. Does he keep tabs on former Jets? Who will start tomorrow? Decision on David Gustafsson? Is there a time frame?
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Based on the line rushes it looked like a given that Nick Shore would make his NHL debut tomorrow and coach Maurice confirmed it during his media availability.
Coach Maurice was asked about the health of Mason Appleton and Gabriel Bourque who practiced in regular uniforms today. “Mason’s cleared to play. Gabriel is cleared for contact and full conditioning. That’s a six week injury for Mason. I gotta get him in to some practices before I consider him and then I’ve gotta have a hole created for him. So some competition now.”
Connor Hellebuyck gets the start in net tomorrow.
Jets will host the Ducks on Sunday afternoon with a 2 pm puck drop.