RALEIGH, N.C. — Some lineup changes might be in the offing for the Winnipeg Jets and it’s not because they lost a game Tuesday night, 3-0 in Montreal.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Some lineup changes might be in the offing for the Winnipeg Jets and it’s not because they lost a game Tuesday night, 3-0 in Montreal.

The setback snapped the Jets’ eight-game streak with at least a point (6-0-2).

"We’re going to have a long conversation about what our lineup’s going to look like in the next three games because at some point, I’ve got to get these guys back in the lineup," Jets coach Paul Maurice said today at PNC Arena, where his club will meet the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. "We’re a 23-man roster and the three guys that have been out have been working hard, done what we’ve asked."

Defenceman Adam Pardy and forwards Matt Halischuk and Anthony Peluso have not seen a game in the past seven.

"They need to get back into a game and we need them to get back into a game," Maurice said. "So that’ll be a discussion, especially when you look at this stretch of hockey we’re in.

"We’ve spent quite a bit of time here working on the team-ness of what we’ve got going on here."

Thursday’s game kicks off a three-games-in-four-nights weekend for the Jets, who will be finishing up a stretch of nine road games out of 11.

And by today’s practice at PNC Arena, there were hints that Michael Hutchinson could play Thursday’s game against the ‘Canes. Maurice would not confirm that today but did suggest Hutchinson played too well in his last start (Nov. 2 at Chicago) to be sitting out this long.

Today, defenceman Zach Bogosian and forward Dustin Byfuglien missed practice, but the coach said both players were just taking maintenance days.

tim.campbell@freepress.mb.ca