The Jets will kick off 2022 with one final practice here in Winnipeg after a stretch that hasn’t see them play a game since December 23rd and instead practice seven, now eight times, during that stretch.
The team are expecting Andrew Copp to join them in Nevada tomorrow and for the versatile forward to be a player when they take on the Golden Knights tomorrow afternoon. While not expected to see game action, at least right away, they will be taking 2020 1st rounder Cole Perfetti on the road with them as he celebrates his 20th bday today.
The Jets got themselves some goalie insurance for the road as they announced they had recalled 2017 6th rounder Arvid Holm from the Moose this morning. The netminder has had a good season for Manitoba so far going 5-2-1.
As per Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun winger Evngey Svechnikov has shed his non-contact uniform although as you can see from the lines and D pairs he provides below the forward isn’t part of line rushes.
Lines and D pairs:
Extras: Suess, Svechnikov
Interim head coach Dave Lowry confirms that Cole Perfetti is a placeholder for Andrew Copp. He also confirmed that despite Evgeny Svechnikov being in a normal uniform he won’t play tomorrow as he wants him to get into more contact in practice.
Player media availability:
Coach media availability:
1) Is Evgeny Svechnikov an option for tomorrow?
2) How eager is he to coach a game finally (:39)
3) How hard they’ve practiced and how close it has been to a “normal game”? (1:22)
4) Using Cole Perfetti on the first power play unit (2:10)
5) Kristian Reichel getting a shot on the third line (3:07)
6) What does he like about Jansen Harkins on the second line (3:54)
The first game in a long, long, long time gets going tomorrow afternoon in Vegas. Be sure to start your morning with the Morning Papers which go live on illegalcurve.com at 7 AM and we want you to join us after the game on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.