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Preview and GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers

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Winnipeg Jets v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Time: 7:00 PM CST

Channel: Sportsnet

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

Connor Hellebuyck

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

Cam Talbot