Red Wings-Jets morning skate Tweets II: Howard starts, Green, Zetterberg good to go, ‘someone else’ questionable

Updated 4x at 2:01 PM: Okay, so the Red Wings and Winnipeg Jets will battle this evening (8:00 PM ON FSD Plus/TSN3/97.1 FM) with both teams hoping to rebound from difficult losses.

Here are the Red Wings’ morning skate Tweets…

Update: Here are the Jets’ morning skate Tweets:

Update #2: From Illegal Curve’s David Minuk:

According to Jaime Thomas of Jets TV “Optional skate this morning for #NHLJets so no Hellebuyck, Stastny, Byfuglien, Myers, Little, Hendricks and Enstrom.”.

Jets lines, D pairs and goalies:




Extras: Dano.
Injured: Mason, Tanev, Matthias, Lowry, Trouba and Enstrom.

Minuk continues, offering audio from Nikolaj Ehlers, Steve Mason and coach Paul Maurice.

Update #3:

Update #4: Here’s’s Mitchell Clinton’s game-day update:

A streak of six consecutive games against Eastern Conference opponents begins tonight for the Winnipeg Jets as they welcome the Detroit Red Wings to Bell MTS Place.

But in the mind of Andrew Copp, it doesn’t matter what conference Winnipeg’s opponent is from, the team has one singular focus heading into tonight.

“We worry about us in here. Obviously there are some different styles between LA and Anaheim and Carolina and Detroit,” said Copp. “That said, we’re worried about what we can do and how to play our game.”

The Jets (37-17-9) have had two days of practice since dropping a 6-5 decision to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

That has offered plenty of time for Nikolaj Ehlers to get to know his new line mate, Paul Stastny.

“He’s a Manchester United fan, I don’t like that. I’m a Chelsea fan,” said Ehlers with a grin. “I think as a line we created some chemistry pretty quick. He’s an easy player to play with. There’s not much you need to do to be able to play with a guy like him, or need to change. He came in and worked hard, and played the right way… Now it’s just a matter of trying to continue that.”

The trio of Ehlers, Stastny, and Patrik Laine combined for two goals and six points Tuesday night, and head coach Paul Maurice feels there are things the young wingers can learn from the veteran Stastny. One of them, that doesn’t necessarily only apply to Ehlers and Laine, but to all young players, is what Maurice calls ‘offensive confidence.’

Continued, and here’s coach Paul Maurice’s game-day presser:


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