More help on the way for Winnipeg Jets with return of Toby Enstrom and Mathieu Perreault
WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets lineup could be getting another big boost when they close out their three game homestand on Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers.
Bryan Little returned after a 23 game absence in their win over the New Jersey Devils and now Toby Enstrom and Mathieu Perreault could both be getting back in the lineup.
Perreault is no longer wearing the non contact jersey in practice and after Wednesday’s optional skate declared himself fit to play.
“Pretty much ready to go,” said Perreault. “It’s going to be the coaches decision but I’ve been feeling good the last couple days, so I told them I was ready to go in when they need me.”
“If he declares himself ready to play, we’ll meet with medical staff and make a decision then,” said head coach Paul Maurice.
Perreault sat out the last 14 games and had some setbacks along the way in his recovery from an upper body injury.
“I went back on the ice and it felt good for a little bit,” said Perreault. “And then it kinda came back. So I wanted to be careful with it. It took a little longer than we were expecting, but now it’s feeling better so hopefully I’m now good to go.”
Enstrom re-joined the team on Wednesday. He missed the last three games after going home to Sweden to deal with a family matter. Enstrom did not speak to reporters after practice to shed any more light on his situation.
Forward Marko Dano left Tuesday’s game after getting hit with a high stick around his eye. While it looks gruesome the injury does not appear to be serious though as Maurice indicated he could even play against the Oilers if the swelling goes down.
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