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Preview: Jets vs. Wild

Preseason continues tonight at the MTS Centre as the Jets get ready to take on the Minnesota Wild.

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 11:57 AM CT / News Articles
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Preview: Jets vs. Wild
Preview: Jets vs. Wild
FROM THE MORNING SKATE

It was tough to tell who was playing with who at this morning's skate as it seemed that Noel was doing a fair bit of shuffling.

Eric Tangradi left the practice early which contributed to the line changing. After the skate, Noel informed media that there is a little bit of fatigue going on right now and that Tangradi left due to some muscle cramping and that it wasn't an injury but was not going to be a player in tonight's game versus the Minnesota Wild.

"There were a couple of guys who were just sore. Tangradi won’t be in the game tonight, he was scheduled to play in the game but he’s day to day. He’ll be ok, it’s just a little training camp fatigue."

UP FRONT

What we do know is the top line tonight will be familiar Blake Wheeler, Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd. Mark Scheifele will be slotted in with James Wright and Matt Halischuk but the last two lines will have to be determined during the pre-game warmup.

"If Mark is here, what’s his role going to be?" asked Noel. "That’s something I’d like him to think about. Is he top six or bottom six, because the roles can change. I don’t want to put any pressure on him, he’s an offensive player and he always will be but he needs to look at the way he needs to play. It would be really good for him to play different roles, if he’s here through the season."

With Tangradi not playing tonight, Noel says he will slot in a player from the second group but did not let the media know who it is. Speculations are that Evander Kane will jump up and join the roster.

Look for Devin Setoguchi to play a hard-fought game tonight as he'll be facing his former Wild team tonight and is looking foward to the challenge and the new rivalry.

ON THE BLUELINE

Young Josh Morrissey will get a great opportunity tonight to play with Dustin Byfuglien on the back end. He'll really be looking to make as good an impression as he can tonight in front of Jets fans and management. Tobias Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, Zach Redmond and Adam Pardy round out the rest of the blueline roster.

GOALTENDING

Michael Hutchinson and Al Montoya are listed as the goaltenders tonight. Hutchinson played last Sunday night against the Ottawa Senators and will look to make a mark tonight. Montoya is yet to play in a pre-season game.

JETS ROSTER

FORWARDS

12 Olli Jokinen

14 Anthony Peluso

15 Matt Halischuk

16 Andrew Ladd

17 James Wright

18 Bryan Little

26 Blake Wheeler

28 Patrice Cormier

40 Devin Setoguchi

43 Will O'Neill

52 Ivan Telegin

55 Mark Scheifele

64 Cody Sol

DEFENCE

2 Adam Pardy

25 Zach Redmond

33 Dustin Byfuglien

36 Josh Morrissey

39 Toby Enstrom

44 Zach Bogosian

GOALTENDERS

34 Michael Hutchinson

35 Al Montoya

WILD ROSTER

FORWARDS

3 Charlie Coyle
15 Dany Heatley
17 Torrey Mitchell
19 Stephane Veilleux
21 Kyle Brodziak
22 Nino Niederreiter
28 Zenon Konopka
45 Carson McMillan
52 Justin Fontaine
56 Erik Haula
61 Zack Phillips
64 Mikael Granlund
72 Kris Foucault

DEFENCE

4 Clayton Stoner
7 Jonathon Blum
34 Jon Landry
39 Nate Prosser
40 Steven Kampfer
55 Matthew Dumba
67 Kyle Medvec

GOALTENDERS

35 Darcy Kuemper
37 Josh Harding

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 75 24 35 11 59
B. Wheeler 73 24 34 24 58
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 75 14 32 10 46
D. Byfuglien 66 16 27 7 43
M. Frolik 75 17 23 4 40
D. Stafford 69 16 24 -14 40
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 65 14 15 -18 29
T. Myers 65 7 18 -9 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 14 7 .919 2.35
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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