Hutchinson will make his first start since January 16th.
Hutchinson stopped all 13 shots that he faced after replacing Connor Hellebuyck in the Jets’ win over the Wild on Sunday. Hutchinson will start for the first time in 65 days—he has gone 2-5-0 with a 3.75 GAA and .877 SV% in four starts and six relief appearance on home ice this season.
Wheeler missed Monday’s practice but will play on Tuesday.
Wheeler was not out on the ice when the Jets hit the ice for Monday’s practice, but head coach Paul Maurice said that Wheeler will be in the lineup on Tuesday. The big winger has 21 goals and 39 assists (60 points) in 72 games this season.
The Jets have recalled Nelson Nogier from Manitoba (AHL).
Nogier, 20, has two goals and 11 assists (13 points) in 57 games with Manitoba this season and he could make his NHL debut this week. The Jets’ blueline is banged up, so the former fourth round pick could draw into the lineup.
Hellebuyck will make his 15th consecutive start on Thursday.
Hellebuyck gave up five goals on 42 shots in the Jets’ loss in Nashville on Monday. Tuesday’s game in New Jersey was postponed, so Hellebuyck will return to the crease tonight in Brooklyn. He was pulled in his first start against the Islanders after allowing four goals on 15 shots.
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.