Pavelec allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Jets OT loss to the Avalanche on Thursday. Michael Hutchinson did not have his strongest game on Saturday, so it will be Pav tonight vs. Buffalo. What was once a must-start matchup has become a little less certain with the Sabres recent stretch of hot play.
Trouba, who missed practice on Monday was listed as “probable” but will now apparently miss at least the next month and a half. The Jets blue line has been decimated, they head into Tuesday’s game without Trouba, Zach Bogosian and Tobias Enstrom, their three biggest minute eaters.
Pavelec is in the 'starter's crease' this morning.
Pavelec allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Jets OT loss to the Avalanche on Thursday. Michael Hutchinson did not have his strongest game on Saturday, so it looks like it will be Pav tonight vs. Buffalo. What was once a must-start matchup has become a little less certain with the Sabres recent stretch of hot play.
Trouba (undisclosed) is probable for Tuesday’s game vs. Buffalo.
Trouba missed practice on Monday, but is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow. The Jets already have a ton of holes on the blue line because of injuries, so missing Trouba would be a huge loss. He has two goals and six assists in his last nine games.
The Jets have activated Grant Clitsome (undisclosed) from injured reserve.
Clitsome has missed the last five games with an undisclosed injury that he suffered on November 28th. It does not look like he will return to the lineup tonight, but the Jets will look to get him back in next week.
Hutchinson allowed two goals on 28 shots in Tuesday’s victory over the Stars. Hutchinson has won five of his last six starts and made one two period relief appearance and posted a 1.63 GAA and .940 SV% over that span. He has played great, but is still splitting time with Ondrej Pavelec. He draws a tough matchup tonight with the Ducks in town.
Kane has served his two-game suspension and will return on Saturday.
Kane was suspended for two games for his hit on the Ducks’ defenseman Clayton Stoner. He will return tomorrow vs. the Ducks, where Stoner could be waiting for retribution. Kane has 10 points (4G / 6A) in 20 games this season.
Pavelec allowed four goals on 25 shots in the Jets 4-3 OT loss to the Ducks on Sunday. Despite Michael Hutchinson getting the win on Tuesday, Pavelec will start tonight in Colorado. Pav stopped 22 of 23 shots in a 2-1 OT win in his first start vs. the Avalanche this season.
Hutchinson gave up two goals on 22 shot in Friday’s win over the Avalanche. He was won three of his last four starts with a 1.73 GAA and .940 SV%. He continues to make a strong case to supplant Ondrej Pavelec as the team’s number-1. Hutchinson will face the Stars in Dallas tonight, he has gone 3-1-2 on the road this year.
The Jets recalled Patrice Cormier from St. John's (AHL).
Cormier, 24, has 10 points (5G / 5A) in 17 games with St. John’s this season. He has totalled one goal and four assists in 49 career NHL games. He could make his season debut tonight with Evander Kane suspended.
The NHL suspended Evander Kane for two games on Monday.
Kane hit Clayton Stoner from behind on Sunday and was given a game misconduct. On Monday the league decided to suspend Kane for two games for the illegal hit from behind. He will miss Tuesday and Thursday’s games but is eligible to return on Saturday vs. the Ducks.
Pavelec allowed two goals on 24 shots in the Jets win over the Oilers on Wednesday. He has won each of his last two starts while allowing just three goals on 44 shots (.932 SV%). Today he gets the call in goal vs. a Ducks team who have won three in a row, but will be without Corey Perry.
The Jets have recalled defenceman Julien Brouillette from the St. John’s (AHL).
Brouillette, 27, has played in 11 games this season with the St. John’s IceCaps collecting four points (2G / 2A) and four penalty minutes. Both of the defenceman’s goals scored this season have been game winners for the IceCaps. He comes up after the Jets lost Zach Bogosian on Wednesday for 4-6 weeks.
Byfuglien moves back to defence after Jets lose three blue liners.
Tobias Enstrom will miss the rest of December, Zach Bogosian will miss 4-6 weeks and Grant Clitsome is out for two weeks, so that means Big Buff goes back to the blue line. He has 11 points (5G / 6A) in 26 games as a forward this season, so his numbers are already underwhelming so a move to the backend likely isn’t going to help his cause.