Time: 7:00 PM CST
The Winnipeg Jets are returning from their holiday break to face the Edmonton Oilers at Bell MTS Place. They will be without the services of Dustin Byfuglien and Tobias Enstrom as both players remain injured.
On the Oilers side of the injury front, Andrej Sekera has recently returned from a torn ACL and Connor McDavid is fine after blocking a shot against the Montreal Canadiens. Both players will play tonight.
The Jets will have to be prepared to match McDavid’s noted speed. They might be able to prey on Sekera recently returning from injury as his game speed might still be a bit off. On the other hand, the Oilers will probably go after the Jets vulnerable defence, especially the bottom four players.
It is no secret that the Jets have had the better goaltending this season, although Hellebuyck has struggled from time to time recently. However, Mason is playing strongly as well and is available if needed.
Winnipeg Jets Lineup
Kyle Connor/Mark Scheifele/Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers/Bryan Little/Patrik Laine
Andrew Copp/Adam Lowry/Brandon Tanev
Mathieu Perreault/Matt Hendricks/Joel Armia
Josh Morrissey/Jacob Trouba
Dmitry Kulikov/Tyler Myers
Ben Chiarot/Tucker Poolman
Edmonton Oilers Lineup
Milan Lucic/Connor McDavid/Jesse Puljujarvi
Jujhar Khaira/Leon Draisaitl/Ryan Strome
Patrick Maroon/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins/Drake Caggiula
Mike Cammalleri/Mark Letestu/Zack Kassian
Darnell Nurse/Kris Russell
Andrej Sekera/Matt Benning
Brandon Davidson/Adam Larsson