Ladd (sports hernia) might need offseason surgery.
Ladd played through a sports hernia in the first round loss against the Ducks. He will see a specialist and might opt for surgery. He said the injury limited his explosiveness on skates, but was not a major issue.
Trouba suffered a broken hand in the first round vs. Anaheim.
Had the Winnipeg Jets advanced into the second round of the playoffs, Trouba might not have been in the lineup. The team revealed on Friday that the defenceman broke a bone in his left hand in Game 2.Trouba, who is set to undergo surgery, told reporters he could only use two fingers on his left hand after Game 2.
Byfuglien had a dislocated rib that never healed properly, but he was able to play through it vs. Anaheim. After posting 45 points (18G / 27A) in the regular season, he had just one assist and a minus-4 rating in the four-game sweep.
Pavelec allowed five goals on 31 shots in the Jets 5-4 overtime loss in Game 3. After losing the first three games of the series, the Jets are up against the wall tonight. Pavelec has posted a 3.61 GAA and .893 SV% through three games, but the Jets will need to be better defensively in front of him if they don’t want to get swept tonight.
Chiarot is expected to be back in the lineup for Game 4.
Chiarot played in Game 1, but was a healthy scratch in games 2 and 3. Chiarot played 16:21 in Game 1 while paired with Dustin Byfuglien, tonight he is expected to be paired with Jacob Trouba. Chiarot had eight points (2G / 6A) in 40 games this season.
The Jets have recalled Nikolaj Ehlers from Halifax (QMJHL).
Ehlers, 19, was the Jets first round pick (9th overall) in last summer’s entry draft. He had 101 points (37G / 64A) in 51 games with Halifax this season. In the playoffs, he registered 31 points (10G / 21A) in 14 games before they were eliminated. Ehlers is not expected to play, but he has been recalled to get an off-ice feel of NHL playoff hockey.
Pavelec made 37 saves on 39 shots in the Jets 2-1 loss in Game 2. He has allowed a total of six goals on 72 shots (.917 SV%) in the first two games of the series. The Jets have only provided him with three goals of run support, but with the series shifting back to Winnipeg they should be able to feed off of the home crowd in Game 3.
Pavelec allowed four goals on 33 shots in the Jets 4-2 loss to the Ducks in game 1. Thursday was the first time he allowed a goal since March 4th. Tonight Pavelec will try and knot the series up at 1-1 in Anaheim. Pavelec was 10-8-5 with a 2.00 GAA and .932 SV% on the road this season.
Pavelec won three of four and did not allow a goal in his last three starts before the playoffs. He has never played in a playoff game, but he has gotten hot at the perfect time. In two starts against the Ducks this season, Pavelec went 0-0-2 with a 3.82 GAA and .882 SV%.
Perreault (lower-body) missed Monday’s practice but probable to play in Game 1.
Despite missing Monday’s practice, head coach Paul Maurice called the chance of Perreault playing in game 1 “substantial.” Perreault missed the season finale, but will be a key to the Jets playoff success. He had 18 goals and 23 assists in 62 games this season.
Wheeler is not on the ice for warmups; not expected to play.
Wheeler will finish the regular season with 26 goals and 35 assists, which is very similar to the numbers that he put-up in 2013-14. He will rest this afternoon and gear up to be a crucial player in the Jets playoff lineup.