Petan got back into the lineup on Saturday, but played just eight minutes.Tonight he will come out of the lineup as a healthy scratch for the fifth time in six games. Petan will be replaced by Chris Thorburn—a move that is bound to upset Jets fans.
Petan (lower-body) is expected to return to the Jets’ lineup on Tuesday.
Petan has missed the last 10 games with a lower-body injury that he suffered back on November 27th. Petan is expected to centre the Jets’ third line with Marko Dano and Drew Stafford on his wings. Petan has seven points (1G / 6A) in 13 games this season.
The Jets have recalled Nic Petan from Manitoba (AHL).
Petan, 21, was a second round pick (43rd overall) in 2013 and has appeared in 26 career NHL games. Pecan has picked up four goals and one assist in nine games with Manitoba this season and could make his season debut tonight in Detroit. The Jets lost Mathieu Perreault and Joel Armia to injuries on Thursday and both are questionable for Friday.
Petan played the last three games, failing to record a point and registering a minus-2 rating. Overall he has just one goal in 14 games and will come out of the lineup tonight in favour of Anthony Peluso.