Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 02/11/2013 1:03 PM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 02/11/2013 2:35 PM | Updates
The Winnipeg Jets’ infirmary is a little less crowded this week.
The Jets will have defenceman Dustin Byfuglien back in their lineup Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., TSNJets/TSN 1290), goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has beaten back the flu bug and Zach Bogosian, who has yet to suit up this year, is expected to be back patrolling the blueline later this week.
"Buff looks like a player for the game," said head coach Claude Noel. "Bogo… we’ll wait and see."
As to who starts in net, Pavelec or veteran Al Montoya – who was steady in shutting out the Ottawa Senators 1-0 last Saturday – Noel served up the usual ‘game-time decision’ answer.
"(Pavelec) was a lot better today, so we’ll take a look and see. I’m confident in both guys playing the game. We’ll see how (Pavelec) feels tomorrow. He felt good today and there’s no reason to think he won’t be better tomorrow."
Pavelec said he woke up around 3 a.m. following last Thursday’s loss to the Maple Leafs not feeling well and couldn’t shake it through the weekend. He did suit up as Montoya’s backup on Saturday, but wasn’t really able to eat anything until Sunday.
"I feel better," Pavelec said. "It surprised me a bit because I had the flu shot a couple weeks ago. I don’t know if it was from the food or something else. I’m happy it’s behind me and I can eat, finally."
The Jets, 5-5-1, will be looking to re-establish MTS Centre as a tough building for visitors. Winnipeg dropped a 3-2 decision to Toronto in its last home game and is just 3-2 through five games. The Flyers, 5-6-1 to start the season, are in action tonight in Toronto.
Updated on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:35 PM CST: Changed art.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Byfuglien to face hearing for 'violent, deliberate' cross-check
Little's return not enough to spark Winnipeg's offence
Jets fall flat in crunch time
So, what's it going to be, Jets?
Jets trying to put tough loss against Hawks behind them
Tough break — shake it off
Jets trying to see the bright side of last-minute loss, keeping eyes on playoffs
Another late blow kills Jets
ABOUT THE HAWKS
Chaotic start to Copp's career
Sure things: Death, taxes and Pavelec in the pipes
Perreault could be in Sunday's Jets lineup against Chicago
The final countdown: Here's how the Jets' charge for a playoff spot shakes down
About the Hawks
Jets still gaining altitude
Jets still gaining altitude
Wheeler still chugging after gruesome injury
Pavs' redemption continues
Over 96 per cent of Jets season ticket holders have renewed their terms
Prospect Copp to join Jets right away
This is crunch time
Canadiens @ Jets