The Jets returned to the ice at the MTS Centre today after a day off on Friday. They get set to face a Los Angeles Kings team on Sunday that has lost two straight games, including last night’s 4-2 loss to Anaheim, which followed an eight game winning streak for the defending champions.
Today’s lines from practice were as follows according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun:
Hutchinson & Pavelec.
Adam Pardy and Paul Postma skated together as the extra defence pairing. According to Ken Pardy also tossed on a forward jersey late in practice.
Jets captain Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler chatted with the media following practice:
Andrew Ladd – On playing well at home. Does he think about what the MTS Centre would be like for a playoff series? What might another addition do for this team? Are the additions a vote of confidence in the team? On the draft and develop model.
Blake Wheeler – On how he is feeling. Is he expecting to be taken off IR? Does he feel 100%? How much of a factor was the swelling? Does he feel a lot better? Can he keep up to Thorburn? Tough to miss games? On the preparation for the Kings.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.