The Jets are coming off an improbable 3rd period comeback win against the Ducks last night in Anaheim which gave them three straight wins. The team remains in Anaheim today for practice as they prepare to face the Kings for the first time this season.
The big question mark ahead of today’s practice was whether captain Blake Wheeler will be on the ice today with his team which head coach Paul Maurice indicated in his post-game comments is a possibility. This was confirmed in advance of skate by Jamie Thomas of JetsTV who said Wheeler had cleared NHL COVID protocols and would practice with the team.
As per Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV it is an optional with the following players skating today:
Forwards: Wheeler, Ehlers, Connor, Svechnikov, Nash, Dubois, Harkins, Toninato
Defence: DeMelo, Stanley, Bealieu
Players media availability:
Coach media availability:
1) Having Blake Wheeler back around the team.
2) Finding time to put Wheeler back into lineup (1:04)
3) Giving Eric Comrie the start tomorrow (1:42)
4) Could there be chemistry with Connor/Dubois/Wheeler? (2:41)
The Jets road trip in California continues tomorrow night in Los Angeles. Start your Thursday with the morning papers at 7 AM, stay with us throughout the day for the latest news and then join us on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show following the final buzzer.