February may come early for the Winnipeg Jets. Zach Bogosian and Toby Enstrom were slated for January returns and both are skating. Evander Kane and Mark Stuart on the other hand were expected to be out of action until February - it sounds like that timeline has moved way the heck forward.
Kane thinks he could play very soon.— PATRICK WILLIAMS (@pwilliamsNHL) January 7, 2015
The docs will get the final say regarding when Evander Kane returns to action. Kane is hopeful. Maurice impressed with 9's pain tolerance.— Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming) January 7, 2015
Maurice says injured players will be reassessed tomorrow, if ok they move to contact, then into line up based on conditioning. #NHLJets— Sean C. Reynolds (@snseanreynolds) January 7, 2015
In other words, don't be shocked if Enstrom, Stuart, Bogo, Kane or all of them play on this trip.#NHLJets— Sean C. Reynolds (@snseanreynolds) January 7, 2015
Bogo is expected to play alongside Jay Harrison in Phoenix tomorrow and is sounds like the other three may join the team on their upcoming road trip. Generally, it seems players don't skate for too long after contact restrictions are lifted so it isn't unreasonable to expect a return this week. This would be big news for the Jets.