The Winnipeg Jets are ready for their afternoon matinee against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Jets are scheduled to welcome back defenceman Josh Morrissey and therefore the beloved era of Sami Niku is probably over. Have no fear though, he is still with the Jets until Joe Morrow is back to being available.
Patrik Laine is looking to snap his three game pointless streak and the team is looking to bounce back after a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Friday where they controlled the play and yet could not score.
Finally, the Flyers are rolling into town with two former Brandon Wheat Kings in Ivan Provorov and Nolan Patrick. While Provocov is from Russia, Patrick is from Winnipeg and should have many fans in the crowd.
Winnipeg Jets Lineup:
27 Nikolaj Ehlers/ 55 Mark Scheifele/ 26 Blake Wheeler
81 Kyle Connor/ 18 Bryan Little/ 29 Patrik Laine
85 Mathieu Perreault/ 17 Adam Lowry/ 13 Brandon Tanev
48 Brendan Lemieux/ 28 Jack Roslovic/ 82 Mason Appleton
44 Josh Morrissey/ 8 Jacob Trouba
7 Ben Chiarot/ 33 Dustin Byfuglien
5 Dmitry Kulikov/ 57 Tyler Myers
37 Connor Hellebuyck
Riding the pine: 30 Laurent Brossoit
Scratched: 6 Cameron Schilling, 19 Nic Petan
Injured: 9 Andrew Copp (ETA unknown, possibly concussion related), 70 Joe Morrow (lower body)
Philadelphia Flyers Lineup
James van Riemsdyk - Claude Giroux - Travis Konecny
Jakub Voracek - Nolan Patrick - Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl - Scott Laughton - Dale Weise
Oskar Lindblom - Jori Lehtera - Jordan Weal
Ivan Provorov - Shayne Gostisbehere
Robert Hagg - Andrew MacDonald
Travis Sanheim - Radko Gudas