The Jets are coming off a big 7-3 win over the Flyers on Sunday afternoon as they kicked off the three-game home stand to improve to 20-11-2 on the season. The win didn’t come without a cost however as Mathieu Perreault was forced to leave the game in the 2nd period after he took a vicious hit by the Flyers Joel Farabee. The veteran forward isn’t expected to take part in today’s practice and you can expect an update following practice from the Jets bench boss.
Today Winnipeg will turn their focus to a Carolina team which sports an identical 20-11-2 record. The game against the Jets will complete the western portion of the Hurricanes Canadian road trip.
As per Ken Wiebe of The Athletic Winnipeg as expected no Mathieu Perreault this morning at Bell MTS Place and he adds that Tucker Poolman and Luca Sbisa are also not taking part in today’s practice. Ken indicated the Gabriel Bourque moved up to the 3rd line while Joona Luoto took Bourque’s spot on the 4th line.
Coach Maurice: Status of Mathieu Perreault? Are Sbisa and Poolman good for tomorrow? Thoughts on the Hurricanes. Neal Pionk’s fit in their system. Pionk’s partner elevating their game. Report about him being a fit for coaching opportunity in Seattle. The interim label when he fit got to Winnipeg. Why has it been such a good fit for him in Manitoba? Being in the last year of a deal. More on Perreault. Thoughts on the Farabee hit. Regaining home ice advantage. What are some of the things the top nine have been doing well?
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
While coach Maurice didn’t label it as a concussion he did say Mathieu Perreault is in concussion protocol right now.
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