Time: 7:00 PM CST
The Winnipeg Jets are playing the Seattle Kraken in a back to back game scenario. They will be starting David Rittich to give Connor Hellebuyck the night off. They have recalled Ville Heinola, but he is not expected to play tonight as he is still getting over whatever caused him to be sick for a week. The Jets are not expected to make any other lineup changes outside of Rittich which makes sense considering how the game went for them yesterday.
The Seattle Kraken are without Shane Wright who will be playing in the Men’s Under 20 World Championship. Wright had only played in eight games and put up two points including one goal. This is not a major loss for the Kraken at this point. They are having a better season than they did last season and should put up a better fight than the Vancouver Canucks did yesterday.
The Jets will be in tough once again due to all the injuries they are carrying. They have three more games until a short Christmas break and two more until they hit the new year after that. Hopefully by then they will be getting more of their players back and not holding on for dear life. That and possibly a trade to help them a bit?
No lineups because the plague continues to be a pain. Don’t get sick, kids.