A smaller group of players was left behind in Winnipeg for a couple of days as the playing group left for Edmonton this afternoon to play the Oilers tonight before they finish the road trip in Vancouver tomorrow night against the Canucks.
Today’s non-playing group:
G: Connor Hellebuyck and Arvid Holm
D: Dylan DeMelo, Ville Heinola, Nathan Beaulieu, Simon Lundmark, Logan Stanley, Johnny Kovacevic and Leon Gawanke.
F: Andrew Copp, David Gustafsson, Riley Nash, Austin Poganski, Paul Stastny, Blake Wheeler, Luke Johnson and Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Forward CJ Suess hasn’t been listed as a skater the last couple of days. He was last listed on Wednesday although worth noting that Thursday was a day off the ice for the entire camp.
Coach media availability:
1) Can he share his lines?
2) Does he seem similarities between Scheifele and Perfetti? (0:44)
3) What are benefits to Perfetti sitting beside Scheifele in dressing room? (2:04)
4) Veterans being helpful towards prospects vs seeing them as a threat (3:23)
5) What does he want to see from guys playing third straight preseason game? (5:11)
6) More on the bubble guys (6:40)
7) What is his goalie plan for the weekend? (7:12)
8) Reflections on Nelson Nogier (8:19)
Paul Maurice in his media availability said he was bringing three goalies on the road. With the news on Friday that the Jets released Philippe Desrosiers from his PTO and Maurice saying Connor Hellebuyck wasn’t going to be playing this weekend which means Arvid Holm will be that third goalie option.