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Preview: Jets VS. Bruins

The Winnipeg Jets take on the Boston Bruins Thursday night at the MTS Centre.

Thursday, 09.26.2013 / 9:40 AM CT / Community
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Preview: Jets VS. Bruins
Preview: Jets vs. Bruins
There are just two games remainging in pre-season and both are coming against the Bruins. The first is tonight at the MTS Centre followed by the back-to-back Friday night in Saskatoon, SK.

The Jets are down to 26 players after reassigning Adam Lowry, Eric O'Dell, Ivan Telegin and Andrew Gordon (pending waivers) to St. John's and returning Josh Morrissey to his respective WHL Prince Albert Raiders team on Tuesday. Most recently, the Jets also reassigned goaltender Eddie Pasquale to join the IceCaps in St.John's.

Today on-ice, all 26 players were skating. There were nine defence, 15 forwards and two goaltenders. Claude Noel said they will try to get as close to the regular season lineup as possible for tomorrow's game. For tonight, it's one last chance for a few bubble-players to strut their stuff and show they deserve to make this roster.

"We're going to try to get as close as we can tomorrow," said Noel. "We were hoping to do that today but it was depending on nagging injuries, that's one of the problems we face.  You have to decide are you going to put your lineup for exhibition or look to be healthy for the regular season. That's the ball we have to juggle."  

UP FRONT: Blake Wheeler was sporting a red no-contact jersey today during the pre-game skate and is reported to be day-to-day. With that said, Coach Noel hinted to media that Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd also would not play tonight, leaving the following assumed (from the morning skate) lines:

9-12-67
17-55-40
27-19-22
15-28-14

BLUELINE: Zach Bogosian will not play tonight as he is also day-to-day with a minor injury. Which six of the remaining eight defensemen will have to wait until game time.


GOALTENDING: Ondrej Pavelec will get his second start in net tonight against the Bruins tonight with Al Montoya backing him up.

JETS ROSTER


FORWARDS

9 Evander Kane
12 Olli Jokinen
14 Anthony Peluso
15 Matt Halischuk
16 Andrew Ladd
17 James Wright
18 Bryan Little
19 Jim Slater
22 Chris Thorburn
26 Blake Wheeler
27 Eric Tangradi
28 Patrice Cormier
40 Devin Setoguchi
55 Mark Scheifele
67 Michael Frolik

DEFENCE

2 Adam Pardy
3 Jacob Trouba
4 Paul Postma
5 Mark Stuart
24 Grant Clitsome
25 Zach Redmond
33 Dustin Byfuglien
39 Tobias Enstrom


GOALTENDERS

31 Ondrej Pavelec
35 Al Montoya

BRUINS NOTABLES

Niklas Svedberg will get his first start in net tonight to show the Bruins coaches what he can do after being named the AHL Goalie of the Year last season in Providence. Svedberg played half of an earlier pre-season game that resulted in a Bruins 3-2 shootout win over the Caps in Baltimore (Rask played the first half). He stopped 12 of 13 shots through regulation and overtime.

"He’s getting a full game [Thursday]," Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien told media following the team's skate at TD Garden on Wednesday, before making the trip north of the border.

"And that means that we still have to look at him closely and decide which one of the two we’re going to start with."

BRUINS ROSTER

FORWARDS

11 Gregory Campbell
12 Jarome Iginla
17 Milan Lucic
18 Reilly Smith
20 Daniel Paille
21 Loui Eriksson
22 Shawn Thornton
23 Chris Kelly
25 Matt Fraser
32 Nick Johnson
34 Carl Soderberg
37 Patrice Bergeron
38 Jordon Caron
46 David Krejci
51 Ryan Spooner
52 Matt Lindblad
63 Brad Marchand

DEFENCE

27 Dougie Hamilton
33 Zdeno Chara
43 Matt Bartkowski
44 Dennis Seidenberg
47 Torey Krug
54 Adam McQuaid
55 Johnny Boychuk
86 Kevan Miller

GOALTENDERS

72 Niklas Svedberg
30 Chad Johnson
40 Tuukka Rask

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 76 24 37 12 61
B. Wheeler 74 25 34 24 59
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 76 14 32 9 46
D. Byfuglien 67 18 27 6 45
D. Stafford 70 16 25 -15 41
M. Frolik 76 17 23 4 40
M. Perreault 57 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 66 14 15 -19 29
T. Myers 66 7 19 -9 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 15 7 .917 2.39
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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